Iambic Pentamet In Romeo And Juliet

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Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare communicates that true love is worth the ultimate sacrifice. Shakespeare utilizes figurative language in lines that spread an important theme. Amidst his writing, there are touches upon family feud, grief, loyalty, and a forbidden paramour. With the use of sonnets and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s writing skills are portrayed as iconic in English literature. The adoption of iambic pentameter aids with flow and clarity and the usage of this helps drive the strength apart of Romeo and Juliet’s love by expressing duality between them. “As daylight doth a lamp; her eye in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing and think it were not night.…show more content…
O, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!” (Romeo & Juliet. 2.2. 21-26). Within this use of iambic pentameter, Romeo is comparing Juliet’s beauty to the sun and sharing that her beauty is blinding. He states how as she rests her head upon her hand, he wishes he could be just a glove, as to be able to touch her cheek. However, with Romeo and Juliet’s “undying love”, comes irrationality. Adriana Galván had spoken about this in her presentation, Insight Into the Teenage Brain, and within this had expressed how that at a young age, actions can be impulsive. Her statements correlate with Romeo and Juliet’s choice of becoming married so quickly, and if their choices were made upon true love or lust and impulse alone. During the ripe teenage years, the prefrontal cortex (an important part of the brain in charge of decision making) is not fully developed and thus, teens often make unintelligent choices. “...it’s also really good at recognizing social or being sensitive to social and emotional information. And so for that reason, the teenage brain is really responsible for rewards and emotions when making decisions...The prefrontal cortex is a part of your…show more content…
Hie hence, begone, away! It is the lark that sings so out of tune, straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Some say the lark makes sweet division. This doth not so, for the divideth us”(Romeo & Juliet. 3.5. 17-30). The sonnet written is able to show that Romeo and Juliet are in synchronicity. These sonnets are in recurrence throughout the play in order to initiate the message of love. Despite the claims of Galván, there is apparent evidence in support of true love among them both. “O’ercovered quite with dead men’s rattling bones...and hide me with a dead man in his shroud and I will do it without fear or doubt, to live an unstained wife to my sweet love”(4.1. 83-90). Juliet expresses how she would rather be apart of torturous experiences than be without her beloved Romeo. Galván in her presentation expresses how teenager’s brains are quite special. Despite their impulsive decisions, their brains are perfect for new experiences and taking risks. “..this sensitivity in the brain to rewards and to emotions might lead teens to make poor choices sometimes, but it also presents an excellent opportunity to seek out new adventures, to meet new people and to confront interesting challenges” (Galván). When Juliet had decided to drink the sleeping potion, she had taken a large risk, yet had done it for a reason. Despite her decisions being rash, they had become a gateway to new experiences. She had risked her life in order to be with her one and only
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