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Romeo and Juliet

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Love at First Sight

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In Act I Scene v, Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and expresses his reaction in a soliloquy, written in rhyming-couplet form.

What can the audience surmise was Shakespeare’s main purpose for using this particular form in this section of the text?

A

To make the moment more intriguing.

B

To increase admiration for Romeo.

C

To accentuate the grand emotions he feels.

D

To convey the foolishness of his view of love.

E

To foreshadow future tragic events.