Romeo and Juliet - Romeo Quotes
Terms in this set (10)
'Love is a ...madness most discreet, a choking gall.'
At the start of the play, Romeo is a miserable romantic - in love with Rosaline and sad about it!
'O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!'
Romeo sees Juliet and immediately comments on how bright and wonderful she is.
'My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.'
Romeo uses religious language to try and kiss Juliet.
'Give me my sin again.'
Once Romeo has kissed Juliet once, he wants to keep doing it!
'But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.'
Romeo continually refers to Juliet as being light and like the stars and heavens.
'a winged messenger of heaven'
Romeo continues to describe Juliet using religious and angelic terms.
'O true apothecary. Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.'
For him, Romeo's death is an act of love - he believes Juliet is dead so he will be able to reunite with her if he kills himself.
'O brawling love, O loving hate.'
When Romeo arrives at the brawl between the Montagues and Capulets he uses oxymorons to describe his feelings about love and hate.
'Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel.'
Romeo gets angry at the Friar after killing Tybalt, saying that the Friar is too old to understand his situation.
'I pray thee, chide me not. Her I love now
Doth grace for grace and love for love allow.
The other did not so.'
When Friar Lawrence is sceptical about Romeo's new love for Juliet, Romeo insists that he loves her.