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4 soliloquy a soliloquy is a speech delivered by a

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4. Soliloquy. A soliloquy is a speech delivered by a lone character that reveals the speaker’s thoughts and feelings. Which of Helena’s speeches in act I, scene i, is a soliloquy? What does this soliloquy reveal about Helena? What thoughts and feelings does she express? 16 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM
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W Words For Everyday Use dale ( da¯l ) n., valley Act II SCENE i: A wood near Athens. Enter a F AIRY at one door and R OBIN G OODFELLOW (P UCK ) at another. P UCK . How now, spirit, whither wander you? F AIRY . Over hill, over dale , Thorough 1 bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, 2 5 Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon’s sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs 3 upon the green. 10 The cowslips tall her pensioners 4 be: In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favors, In those freckles live their savors. 5 I must go seek some dewdrops here, 15 And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear. Farewell, thou lob 6 of spirits; I’ll be gone. Our Queen and all her elves come here anon. 7 P UCK . The King doth keep his revels here tonight; Take heed the Queen come not within his sight; 20 For Oberon is passing fell and wrath, 8 Because that she as her attendant hath A lovely boy stolen from an Indian king; She never had so sweet a changeling. 9 And jealous Oberon would have the child ACT II , SCENE i 17 ACT II , SCENE i 1. Thorough. Through 2. pale. Territory enclosed within bounds 3. orbs. Fairy rings 4. pensioners. Queen Elizabeth I’s noble bodyguards were called pensioners 5. savors. Perfumes 6. lob. Big, slow, clumsy person 7. anon. Soon 8. passing fell and wrath. Very fierce or terrible and angry 9. changeling. Usually refers to a child a fairy leaves in place of a human child the fairy steals away; here, refers to the human child the queen of the fairies has stolen Why does Puck warn the fairy not to let the Fairy Queen encounter the Fairy King? What is the source of the disagree - ment between the king and queen?
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18 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM W Words For Everyday Use span • gled ( spaŋ´ əld ) adj., decorated with small bright objects that glitter knav • ish ( na¯v´ish ) adj., dishonest; roguish; tricky 25 Knight of his train, to trace 10 the forests wild; But she, perforce, 11 withholds the loved boy, Crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her joy. And now they never meet in grove or green, By fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen, 30 But they do square, 12 that all their elves for fear Creep into acorn cups, and hide them there. F AIRY . Either I mistake your shape and making quite, Or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite Call’d Robin Goodfellow. Are not you he 35 That frights the maidens of the villagery, Skim milk, and sometimes labor in the quern, 13 And bootless 14 make the breathless huswife 15 churn, And sometime make the drink to bear no barm, 16 Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm?
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