“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” Speech Shakespeare Analysis Worksheet
Divide the speech into units of meaning. A unit of meaning consists of a line or lines that end with “end-stopped” punctuation such as a period, a question mark, a semi-colon, or an exclamation point. In this poem, there are _____ units of meaning.
1. In line 2, the poet uses the word “creeps”. Because of that word, what is the poet saying about time and tomorrow? _________________________________________________________
2. “Petty pace” in line 2: “Petty” means relatively unimportant, trivial or minor. Again, what is the poet suggesting about time and the pace it moves at? ________________________________