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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0446  Tuesday, 11 March 2003

[1]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 08:10:17 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions

[2]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 08:03:02 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions

[3]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 18:05:05 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions


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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 08:10:17 -0500
Subject: 14.0422 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions

For ne'er did Montague love Capulet
As did this Romeo love his Juliet.

Let us forgive, for we may ne'er forget
The love of Romeo and his Juliet

For star cros't e'er shall be the epithet (or sobriquet)
Of Romeo and of his lost Juliet

So star cros't love thus ever shall beget
Like tales of Romeo and his Juliet

And be the gates of paradise no let
To star cros't Romeo and his Juliet

For ne'er did Love ensnare within his net
Such loves as Romeo and his Juliet

For ne'er before with tale so sad I met
Than this of Romeo and his Juliet

And may the names in brass fore'er be set
Of starcros't Romeo and his Juliet

For now the wastes of time afford no threat
Good Romeo fore'er hath his Juliet

With sorrrow Eros did his arrows whet
To shoot at Romeo and his Juliet

The stars which cros't now ever shall abet
The love of Romeo and his Juliet

So now is paid fractious Verona's debt
By starcros't etc.

For ne'er hath been a more star cros't duet
Than this of Romeo and his Juliet

Methinks in stars I see the sillhouette
Of starcros't etc..

The love was from the first by fate beset
Of starcros't etc.

So falls such love in Fortune's false roulette
As this etc.

Such love shall ne'er be seen on TV set
As this etc.

If you're stumped try:
http://www.rhymezone.com/

1 syllable:
bet, bett, bret, brett, chet, debt, et, fett, fette, flett, fret, frett,
get, goette, hett, jet, jett, jette, jfet, kett, klett, let, lett, met,
mette, net, nett, nyet, pet, pett, plett, pret, ret, rhett, set, sette,
smet, stet, sweat, swett, tet, tete, threat, vet, vette, wet, whet, yett

2 syllables:
abbett, abet, anette, annett, annette, anstett, arlette, arnett,
arnette, arquette, audet, audette, babette, bad debt, barbette, barnett,
barnette, barrette, baskette, bassette, beaudet, beaudette, beget,
bennette, bequette, berlet, bernet, beset, bessette, binette, bissette,
blanchette, bobbette, bonnette, boulet, boulette, bourget, bourret,
bousquet, boyette, bramlette, bresette, bressette, brissette, brossette,
brouillet, brouillette, brunet, brunette, brusett, brusette, bruyette,
burchette, burdette, burnett, burnette, cadet, cartrette, cassette,
chalmette, charette, chelette, chenette, chess set, chevette, chevrette,
choquette, clarette, claudet, claudette, clavette, close set, cold
sweat, colette, collette, corette, cornet, cornette, corvette, cosette,
cossette, dead set, diskette, dorette, doucet, doucette, drift net,
duet, duquette, durette, ellette, faucette, fayette, fisette, fleurette,
follette, forget, forgette, fournet, fradette, frechette, fredette,
frenette, furlett, garnette, garrette, gas jet, gaudet, gaudette,
gazette, gelette, georgette, gillette, gill net, godette, goulet,
goulette, goyette, gravette, guenette, guerette, guerrette, guillet,
guillette, guilmette, gullette, guyett, guyette, gwinnett, hachette,
hugette, hughette, hulette, idette, inglett, irette, irvette, janette,
jeanerette, jeanette, jeannette, jennette, jenrette, jet set, joette,
jolette, josette, jouret, junette, laurette, lavette, legette, leggette,
lerette, linette, lirette, lisette, lorette, louisette, lovette,
lucette, luquette, lurette, lynette, maillet, majette, mallette,
manette, marette, margette, marlette, marquette, marzette, mcnett,
midgette, midyett, midyette, millette, minette, monette, myette,
nanette, nellette, ninette, niquette, nolette, nonjet, null set, octet,
odette, offset, ornette, ouimet, ouimette, ovett, pagette, paquette,
parlette, paulette, payette, pichette, pierette, piet, pinette, pipette,
piquette, place bet, poquette, pound net, preset, prevette, privette,
pruette, quartet, quellette, quintet, racette, regret, reset, revette,
rillette, ringuette, rivette, rochette, rockette, rolette, rollet,
rosette, roulette, rowlette, sarchet, sarette, saw set, sextet, smart
set, stage set, stinnette, surette, surrette, susette, suzette, tea set,
tibet, touchet, touchette, tourette, trivette, tuffet, umphlett, unmet,
unset, upset, vallette, vedette, veillette, vermette, verrette, viet,
vignette, villette, wernette, willette, wilmette, wynette, yevette, you
bet, yvette

3 syllables:
anisette, antoinette, baronet, bedroom set, bernadette, bouncing bet,
calumet, carbon tet, cigarette, clarinet, coronet, crepe suzette,
cullinet, dancanet, deseret, dinner set, everette, falconet, fishing
net, flageolet, galudet, henriette, horsey set, intermet, juliette,
kitchenette, lafayette, lafeyette, landing net, larroquette, line
roulette, luncheonette, mariette, minaret, minuet, nicolet, nicolette,
olivette, pinochet, public debt, silhouette, sobriquet, statuette,
string quartet, suffragette, tagamet, tv set, violett, violette,
viverette, willamette

4 syllables:
bass clarinet, cabriolet, character set, exercise set, installment debt,
laviolette, livingroom set, mosquito net, national debt, oxygen debt,
radio set, receiving set, stomach upset, telephone set

5 syllables:
television set

6 syllables:
ascii character set, capital of tibet

7 syllables:
marijuana cigarette, without becoming upset

If you're interested, the following are excerpts from an abstract for
the upcoming CUNY ESA
conference "Writing at War" (see website below).

Juliet vs. Romeo: The Battle of the Sexes in Shakespeare's Romeo and
Juliet

...But what many miss in their rush to idealize the young lovers is the
battle that takes place between them from their first words until even
after one of them is dead. ... I seek to illuminate the struggle and to
posit that the struggle grows out of the age-old battle of the sexes
that the two have grown up amidst. Shakespeare fans are certainly
familiar with more obvious battles of the sexes in such works as Taming
of the Shrew, for instance, or Much Ado About Nothing. In Taming there
are lines that are almost exact copies of those found in Romeo and
Juliet. For example, the scene that takes place the morning after Juliet
and Romeo have consummated their nuptials finds the young pair arguing
over whether the sun has arisen or no. This scene is similar to the
sun/moon scene in Taming (4.5). More remarkable is the famous Balcony
scene wherein, as one critic has persuasively argued, Juliet actually
trains Romeo as a falconer would a new bird. Not only does this suggest
that Shakespeare is turning the tables by having Juliet perform the male
falconer's role while Romeo takes that of the female falcon, but it
underscores my point that hidden beneath the romance is the quite normal
struggle within any relationship for dominance. I will analyze all of
the major scenes that contain the two lovers, as well as some of the
other scenes, such as the opening one, and the one where Lady Capulet
discusses the idea of marriage with Juliet and the Nurse, as well as a
few others that bear on the argument.

Clifford Stetner
CUNY
http://phoenixandturtle.net/ESA/conference.htm

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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 08:03:02 -0600
Subject: 14.0422 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions

The ending of the folio
Tastes very much like oleo.
It's worthy of a Dromio,
This awkward "gentle Romeo"

Cheers,
don

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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 18:05:05 -0500
Subject: 14.0422 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0422 Re: Questions

James Conlan interprets the order in which the lovers are named in the
final couplet of *Rom* to mean

>that the prince has established an order of precedence contrary to the
>rules of civil law marriage in which the wife enters into the hand of
>her husband.  In making this pronouncement, the Prince implies that the
>Capulets are of far greater status than the Montagues, a finding that is
>unlikely to bring about peace.

But sequence need not determine social precedence--a victorious Roman
general entering the city in triumph was preceded, not followed, by the
magistrates and senators sent to the gates to escort him to the
Capitol.  Early modern rhetoric in the figure of *gradatio* (Gk.
*climax*) recognized that the last item in a series, not the first, is
the most emphatic.  The point is made all the more strongly when the
final word of the series is the final word of the work.  And
strengthened further in a couplet when the final item ends the line and
rhymes, while the earlier item occupies the relatively unemphatic
position in the middle.

Rhetorically,
David Evett

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