In "Romeo and Juliet", whom does Mercutio praise in an attempt to attract Romeo's attention?  

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Mercutio gives his famous "Queen Mab" speech to distract the gloomy Romeo from romantic problems. Romeo is sad because Rosaline doesn't return his love.

Queen Mab is the fairy queen, and Mercutio's description of the dreams that come from fairies is a clever, powerful speech. In fact, he gets so excited that Romeo eventually tells him to stop talking.

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