A Midsummer Night’s Dream

To live a barren sister al you life,Chanting faint tymns to the cold fruitless moon. Theseus (1.1.72-73)Theseus is asking Hippolyta to reflect on whether or not she really wants to be a lonely nun her entire life and sing songs about having no children and purity.Thesues told her if that is not what she wants than marry Demetrius.
But earthlier happy is th rose distilledThan that which withering on the virgin thornGrows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. Theseus (1.1.76-78)Theseus informs Hippolyta, women who never marry (become nuns) are more sacred and rewarded in Heaven; however, they are not as happy on Earth. (A married womanis like a rose being made into perfume, whil a priestess withers way on a stem.)
The course of true love never did run sooth. Lysander (1.1.134)Lysander tells his love, Hermia,love has always had its obstacles, it never just happens like you see in fairy tales.
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightneing in the collied night. Lysander (1.1.144)Lysander continues to tell Hermia about love and how fleeting and short it can be.
So quick bright things come to confusion. Lysander (1.1.149)Lysander is telling Hermia simetimes when peopel are in love they can beome paranoid, get the wrong message or information and before you know it you are ending your relationship (love) with (for) that person.
Masters, spread yourselves. Bottom (102013)Nick Bottom is commanding everyone nearby to gather around Peter Quince, who is reading off information about the play and the roles of the men in the play.
Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming. Flute (1.2.39)Flute does not want the role of a woman, mostly because he will have to shave his newly grown beard.
I will roar you as gently as any suckling dove; I will roar you, as ’twere any nightingale.’ Bottom (1.2.67-69)Nich Bottom is yearning for as many parts as they will allow him to have. He is trying to persuade Quince, who is assigning rolls, that he can be as load, soft, gentle, or intense as he needs.
a sweet-face man; a proper man as one shall see in a summer’s day Quince (1.2.70-71)Quince tells Bottom he can only play one part, Pyranus because he is the only one handsome enough to play the role. Quince compares Bottom’s good-looks to a summer’s day.
Over hill, over dale,Thorough bush, thorough brier,Over park, over pale,Thorough flood, thorough fire,I do wander everywhere. Fairy (2.1.2-6)The fairy is telling Robin (Puck) how busy and active he is because the queen and elves are on their way there.
Th cowlips tall her pensioners be:In their gold coats spots you see;Those be rubies, fairy favours,In those freckles live their savours:I must go seek some dewdrops hereAnd hang a pearl in every cowlip’s ear. Fairy (2.1.10-15)After the fairy sings this protective lullaby, Oberon costs a spell so that Titania wakes up and falls in love with an animal.
I am that merry wanderer of the night. Robin (2.1.43)Robin is referring to the rumors the fairy was told about an individual who causes his chief in the night, it is Robin.
I’ll met by moonlight, pround Titania. Oberon is telling Titania it is not good to see her because he is mad at her for not relinquishing the boy to him.
And the imperial votaress passed on,In maiden mediation, fancy-free.Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell:It fell upon a little western flower,Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound, ANd maidens call it Love-in-idleness. Oberon (2.1.163-168)This is an allusion to Cupid.Additionally, Oberon is telling his servant, Robin, about Love-in-idleness, hich is a flower that was struck by Cupid’s arrow and makes people fall in love with the first thing they see onece awakened after i was consumed previously.
I’ll put a girdle round about the earth In forty mintutes. Robin (2.1.175-176)Robin is saying he can he the flower extremely quickly, Robin says this by actuallly saying he can circumnavigate the world in forty mintutes.
my heartAs true as steel Helena (2.1.197)Helena tells Demetrius that she loves him and is attracted to him as steal is to a magnet; however, to him she is iron, which does not attract a magnet. (simile)
I know a bank where the wild thyme bloews, Where oxlips and the vodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. Oberon (2.1.249-252)Obron is telling Robin where Titania will be sleeping, meaning he can put the Love-in-idleness’s syrum on an Athenian man’s eyes. In doing this, the man will love her more than she loves him.
You spotted snakes with double tongue,Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong,Come not neaar our fairy queen. First Fairy (2.2.9-12)In the first and third line, there is a slant (approximate) ryme, and in liines two and four, there are end rhymes.
Weaving spiders, come not here;Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence!Bettles black, approach not near;Worm nor snail , do no offence. First Fairy (2.2.20-23)The lines are 12 syllables long and have end rhymes. The rhymescheme is abab.