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Slow in pursuit, but matched in mouth like bells,
Each under each. A cry more tunable
was never holloed to, nor cheered with horn,
In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly.

What do the lines describing the baying of Theseus' hounds reflect about the play?

A

The fact that the hounds' barking is "harmonious" reflects the harmony and reestablishment of order that takes place in Act IV.

B

The fact that the hounds' barking is like bells reflects the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta as well as the nuptials of the four lovers.

C

The fact that the hounds' barking is "tunable" reflects how the men"tune" the women to their will in the play.

D

The fact that the hounds' barking is specifically detailed for the audience reflects Shakespeare's desire to highlight the warrior nature of Theseus and Hippolyta.

E

The fact that the hounds' barking is described as "slow in pursuit" reflects the different lovers' unsuccessful pursuit of each other in Act III.

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