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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Moon as a joke

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Which line(s) from the play does Shakespeare use to turn the moon into a joke about theater props?

A

“To live a barren sister all your life / Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.” (1.1.72)

B

“But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft / Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, / And the imperial votaress passed on.” (2.1.161)

C

“Come, wait upon him; lead him to my bower. / The moon methinks looks with a watery eye; / And when she weeps, weeps every little flower, / Lamenting some enforced chastity.” (3.1.183)

D

“Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams; / I thank thee, / Moon, for shining now so bright; / For, by thy gracious, golden, glittering gleams, / I trust to take of truest / Thisby sight. / But stay, / O spite!” (5.1.264)

E

“All that I have to say, is, to tell you that the lanthorn is the moon; / I, the man in the moon; this thorn-bush, my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog.” (5.1.250)