Writing: Features Introduction Exercise Text 6

Academic Writing

Features of Academic Writing

Introduction – Exercise

Text 6

Juliet
Hist! Romeo, hist! O for a falconer’s voice
To lure this tassel-gentle back again!
Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud;
Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies,
And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine
With repetition of my Romeo’s name.
Romeo!
Romeo
It is my soul that calls upon my name.
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night,
Like softest music to attending ears!
Juliet
Romeo!
Romeo
My niesse?
Juliet
At what o’clock to-morrow
Shall I send to thee?
Romeo
By the hour of nine.
Juliet
I will not fail. ‘Tis twenty years till then.
I have forgot why I did call thee back.
Romeo
Let me stand here till thou remember it.
Juliet
I shall forget, to have thee still stand there,
Rememb’ring how I love thy company.
Romeo
And I’ll still stay, to have thee still forget,
Forgetting any other home but this.
Juliet
‘Tis almost morning. I would have thee gone –
And yet no farther than a wanton’s bird,
That lets it hop a little from her hand,
Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves,
And with a silk thread plucks it back again,
So loving-jealous of his liberty.
Romeo
I would I were thy bird.
Juliet
Sweet, so would I.
Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

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