Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Romeo and Juliet Compared To A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Two of William Shakespeare's most well known plays are Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Romeo and Juliet are the two main characters in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy written in 1595. It is about these two young people, who are supposedly”star crossed lovers” who fall in love and within days of meeting each other they die. In Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, part of Romeo’s family, and Tybalt, part of Juliet’s family, start fighting, and Mercutio loses the fight because Benvolio kills him. Romeo is now supposed to avenge Mercutio’s death and ends up killing Tybalt. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written in 1595 by William Shakespeare. This story has
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The fight scene in this story is between Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius. Helena believes that Demetrius and Hermia are mocking her when really, Puck, one of the fairies in the forest, has used a potion to entertain the King of the fairies. Each book has a fight scene that affects the outcome of the story. Most stories use diction, imagery, and meter, as a way of setting the scene but Shakespeare's work uses it extremely well. Diction is defined as the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. Imagery is defined as visually descriptive or figurative language. Meter is defined as the rhythm of a piece of poetry, determined by the number and length of feet in a line. The three devices, diction, imagery, and meter, impact the genre's in Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. The best way to analyze Shakespeare's fight scene and death scene is to …show more content…
In Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio says, “And, as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly. This is the truth, or let Benvolio die.” (III, i, 183-184) Most of Romeo and Juliet is written in free verse whereas in Benvolio’s monologue, he changes into a couplet form. This is one of the only times in Romeo and Juliet where there is an end word rhyme. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this happens more frequently. An example is when Puck says, “The finch, the sparrow, and the lark, The plainsong cuckoo gray, Whose note full many a man doth mark, And dares not answer ‘nay’”. (III, ii, 131-135) Puck constantly talks in rhymes in this story. Most of the time it is every other line. It seems like Shakespeare uses rhymes more often when he writes a funny comedy, rather than a dark and dreary