This Romeo and Juliet quote poster displays an impassioned speech by Romeo, as he speaks to his cousin Benvolio in Act 1, Scene 1 of the tragic play by William Shakespeare. This early quote is not only beautifully spoken but introduces metaphors and imagery that will become increasingly important as the tragedy unveils itself.
- Full bleed (color extends to poster edge)
- Printed on premium, heavy-duty poster paper
- Product shown in natural wood frame with white mat (frame not included)
More about this Romeo and Juliet quote
Said by Romeo to cousin Benvolio, the full quote as displayed on the poster reads like this:
“This love that thou hast shown
Doth add more grief to too much of mine own.
Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
Romeo (Act 1, Scene 1)
Romeo’s descriptive language ominously alludes to the end that awaits, as he uses words of destruction, death, and fire to explain his feelings on love. This speech occurs before Romeo sees Juliet, while he is still enthralled with the fair Rosaline.