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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Examples of Blank Verse in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare uses various writing styles throughout the play for different reasons and effects.

Which of the following lines is an example of blank verse?

A

"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)

B

"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)

C

"Hippolyta, / I woo'd thee with my sword, and won thy love, doing thee injuries;" (1.1.15)

D

"Captain of our fairy band, / Helena is here at hand;" (3.2.110)

E

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; / And therefore is wing'd / Cupid painted blind:" (1.1.234)