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The Love Sonnet and Quatrain In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare two offspring Romeo and Juliet of opposing families the Montagues and the Capulets fall madly in love During the story Romeo invites himself to a large dinner hosted by Lord Capulet Juliets father Romeo first meets Juliet at this dinner and starts to talk to her passionately in a form of a sonnet By the end of the sonnet Romeo and Juliet end up kissing In the beginning of the sonnet Romeo approaches Juliet He refers to Juliets hand as a holy shrine and grabs her hand However Romeo says that this is a sin Therefore he says that his lips or blushing pilgrims pilgrims questing for Juliets love as he refers to them can smooth the rough touch of his hand on hers with a gentle kiss However Juliet says that Romeo is overreacting The physical touch between his hand and hers is not a big deal or a sin Juliet refers to herself as a saint who has hands that a pilgrim such as Romeo would love to touch Since Romeo is such a holy pilgrim Juliet only allows Romeo to touch her hand This is the kiss that they share Romeo is not satisfied with this first kiss though He asks Juliet Have not saints lips and holy palmers too Basically what he is asking is If saints have holy hands dont they have holy lips too Romeo is saying that if Juliet has holy hands that he can touch her lips must be holy too Therefore Romeo should be able to touch them with his lips or kiss them Juliet says that those holy lips saints have are used for praying not touching Romeo says that hands pray and touch He basically asks Juliet Please let your lips do what hands do pray and touch Juliet responds by saying that her lips only grant for prayers Romeo says
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