Romeo and Juliet Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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What examples of Rhyming Couplets are there in Romeo and Juliet.  Can you include the Act, scene, and line so I can look at it. I don't need the explanation I just need an example. I probably could figure it out myself. I just have trouble finding examples of Rhyming couplets in books.

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If you look at the end of each scene in the play, you will likely find a rhyming couplet, though there will certainly be other places where they show up; however, the ends of scenes are a good place to start to search for appropriate examples.

At the end of Act 1, scene 1, you'll find a rhyming couplet shared between Romeo and Benvolio. Romeo says, "Farewell. Thou canst not teach me to forget"; Benvolio responds, "I'll pay that doctrine or else die in debt" (1.1.246-247). Forget and debt, of course, rhyme. Romeo is pining away for his Rosaline, while Benvolio is sure that he'll be able to teach Romeo to forget her, or he'll die trying.

At the end of Act 1, scene 2, there's another example of a rhyming couplet. Romeo says to his friends that he'll go along to the party at the Capulets' house, but that he doesn't expect to see women there to make him forget Rosaline: "I'll go along, no such sight to be shown, / But to rejoice in splendor of mine own" (1.2.107-108).

At the end of Act 1, scene 3, there is yet another example. Lady Capulet has been speaking to Juliet about the County Paris, a man who seeks to woo and marry Juliet. Lady Capulet says to Juliet, "Juliet the County stays," and the Nurse says, "Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days" (1.3.112-113). Her Nurse is a great deal more solicitous of Juliet's happiness, while her mother seems most interested in making a good match for her daughter.

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The prologue(Act I) contains a rhyming couplet:   

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Another example can be found in Act I scene III

LADY CAPULET
What say you? can you love the gentleman?
This night you shall behold him at our feast;
Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face,
And find delight writ there with beauty's pen;
Examine every married lineament,
And see how one another lends content
And what obscured in this fair volume lies
Find written in the margent of his eyes.
This precious book of love, this unbound lover,
To beautify him, only lacks a cover:
The fish lives in the sea, and 'tis much pride
For fair without the fair within to hide:
That book in many's eyes doth share the glory,
That in gold clasps locks in the golden story;
So shall you share all that he doth possess,
By having him, making yourself no less.