Write a sentence or two explaining what is happening in the play when the quotation is said (and who
says it) and then explain how it adds to the themes of light and dark.
"Madam, an hour before the worshipp'd sun / Peer'd forth the golden window of the east, / A troubled
mind drave me to walk abroad . . . ." (1.1.118-120)
Many a morning hath he there been seen,
With tears augmenting the fresh morning dew,
Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs;
But all so soon as the all-cheering sun
Should in the furthest east begin to draw
The shady curtains from Aurora's bed,
Away from the light steals home my heavy son,
And private in his chamber pens himself,
Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out
And makes himself an artificial night:
Black and portentous must this humor prove,
Unless good counsel may the cause remove. (1.1.131-142)
"At my poor house look to behold this night / Earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light" (1.2.2425).
"no such sight to be shown, / But to rejoice in splendor of mine own" (1.2.101).
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;
(1.5.44-49)
"Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, / Who is already sick and pale with grief, / That thou her maid
art far more fair than she" (2.2.4-6).
"The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, / Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light,
/ And fleckled [dappled] darkness like a drunkard reels / From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels"
(2.3.1-4).
"come, Romeo, come, thou day in night; / For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night / Whiter than new
snow on a raven's back" (3.2.17-19).
Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun. (3.2.21-25)
"Look, love, what envious streaks / Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east" (3.5.7-8).
"A grave? O no! a lantern, slaughter'd youth, / For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes / This vault a
feasting presence full of light" (5.3.84-86).
"A glooming peace this morning with it brings; / The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head" (5.3.306)
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Write a sentence or two explaining what is happening in the play