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  • “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, ... 
This is a a metaphor using the sea to show how the love is never ending 
  • “Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” ... 
You can talk about how this is a direct perhaps harsh comment on Romeo
  • “thus with a kiss I die” ... 

Portrays a sense of self sacrifice 


  • “Did my heart love till now? ... 

Here you can say that Juliet is questioning her feelings asking if it was really worth loving Romeo considering the chaos she went through 

"A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives" (Prologue)

"An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend. An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets" (Capulet, Act 3 Scene 5)

"My grave is like to be my wedding bed." (Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5)

"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?....no longer be a Capulet" (Juliet, Act 2, scene 1)

"Good night, Good night! parting is such sweet sorrow… 
that I shall say good night till it be morrow." (Juliet, Act 2 scene 1)

"within her scope of choice lies my consent" (Capulet, Act 1 scene 2)

"A plague on both your houses" (Mercutio, Act 3 scene 1)

"O brawling love, O loving hate!" (Romeo, Act 1 scene 1)

"My only love sprung from my only hate" (Juliet, Act 1 scene 5)

"Peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee!" (Tybalt, Act 1, scene 1)

"These violent delights have violent ends" (Friar Lawrence, Act 2, scene 6)

These are a few quotes that you can analyse, depending on the which themes you want to focus on. I hope this helps and if you want some more clarification, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Romeo and Juliet is full of amazing quotes that can help you answer essay questions. What topic were you thinking about?

 The opening line itself has lots of useful detail, 'Two households both alike in dignity'- it is an example of a classic iambic pentameter and it also tells us there is not real difference between the Montagues and Capulets- 'dignity' means wealth and respect and status here- and so the argument between them is tragically pointless.

 3 points from one quote- a bargain!

Download the app called "Genius". They have all the interpretations/ analysis of songs and poems and they will mostly likely have plays too. 

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