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Imagery in the play

Act and scene Quotation Technique and meaning
Act I, scene I, lines 8-10


“Your mind is tossing on the ocean,
There where your argosies with portly sail

Act 1, scene 1, lines 148-151 “To shoot another arrow that self way
Which you did shoot the first,
Act 1, scene 1, lines 169-172


“…her sunny locks
Hang on her temples like a golden fleece…

Act I, scene III, line 36 “How like a fawning ____________he looks!  
Act II, scene I, lines 15-16 “Besides, the ______________________
Bars me the right of voluntary choosing:”
Act II, scene IX, lines 28-30


“…but like _________________
Builds in the weather on________________,
Even in the force and road of casuality.”

Act III, scene II, lines 44-45 “Then if he lose he makes a swan-like end,
Fading ________________.”
Act III, scene II, lines 121-123


“The painter plays the spider, and hath woven
a golden mesh _______________________
Faster than gnats in cobwebs.”

Act III,scene III, line 7 “But since I am___________, beware my fangs”  
Act IV, scene I, lines 115-116 “…the weakest kind of fruit
________________________, and so let me,”
Act IV, scene I, lines 180-181 “The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It _____________________________”
Act V, scene I, lines 90-91 “How far that little candle throws his beams!

Published on: 10 Dec 2010