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In Romeo and Juliet, what are some passionate love quotes Romeo says to Juliet?

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Posted March 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM via web

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In Romeo and Juliet, what are some passionate love quotes Romeo says to Juliet?


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cbetances | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 22, 2012 at 9:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Act I Scene v: Romeo sees Juliet at the Capulet ball and approaches her (1st link). He states:

If I profane with my unworthiest hand 
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: 
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand 
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

 

(taken from the 1st link, e-notes online side-by-side text)

Act II Scene ii: Romeo goes to Juliet's balcony professes his love to her. He states:

With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls; 
For stony limits cannot hold love out, 
And what love can do, that dares love attempt. 
Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.

(taken from the 2nd link, e-notes online side-by-side text)

 

Act II Scene ii: Romeo doesn't say this TO Juliet as she doesn't know that he is there (he is underneath her window listening to her speak and is speaking to himself, which is called a soliloquy), but he is talking ABOUT her. 

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? 
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! 
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, 
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou her maid art far more fair than she.

(taken from the 2nd link, e-notes online side-by-side text)

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