I'm new to this forum, and I really need help!! It's about Shakesphere's Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 6.
Friar. So smile the heavens upon this holy act
That afterhours with sorrow chide us not
Romeo. Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can,
It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
That one short minute gives me in her sight,
Do thou but close our hands with holy words,
Then love-devouring death do what he dareó
It is enough I may but call her mine.
Friar. These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and power,
Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately: long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
Here comes the lady. O, so light a foot
Will neíre wear out the everlasting flint.
A lover may bestride the gossamers
That idles in the wanton summer air,
And yet not fall; so light is vanity.
Juliet. Good even to my ghostly confessor.
Friar. Romeo shall thank thee, daughter, for us both.
Juliet. As much to him, else is his thanks too much.
Romeo. Ah, Juliet, if the measures of they joy
Be heaped like mine, and that thy skill be more
To blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath
This neighbor air, and let rich musicís tongue
Unfold the imagined happiness that both
Receive in either by this dear encounter.
Juliet. Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
They are but beggars that can count their worth;
But my true love is grown to such excess
I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth.
Friar. Come, come with me, and we will make short work;
For, by you leaves, you shall not stay alone
Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.
I have to like..analyze..say what it is about..and i really dont understand! I know they are getting married, and Friar is taking them to get married..but that's all!..i have to find metaphors and foreshadowings, and smilies!!..but i dont see any!!Please help me~!!Thanks SOOO MUCH!!