Examples of Blank Verse in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare uses various writing styles throughout the play for different reasons and effects.
Which of the following lines is an example of blank verse?
"There are things in this comedy of / Pyramus and Thisbe that will never please. / First, Pyramus must draw a sword to kill himself; which the ladies cannot abide. / How answer you that?" (3.1.8)
"Most radiant Pyramus, most lily-white of hue, / Of colour like the red rose on triumphant brier, / Most brisky juvenal and eke most lovely Jew, / As true as truest horse that yet would never tire,"(3.1.82)
"Hippolyta, / I woo'd thee with my sword, and won thy love, doing thee injuries;" (1.1.15)
"Captain of our fairy band, / Helena is here at hand;" (3.2.110)
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; / And therefore is wing'd / Cupid painted blind:" (1.1.234)