Romeo and Juliet

In scene 4, Romeo is punning when he tells Mercutio why he cannot dance. "You have dancing shoes/ with nimble shoes. I have a soul of lead/ so stakes me to the ground i cannot move" (1.1.14-16) What is Romeo's pun? Find another example of punning in Scene


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Romeo says he is heavy footed. That is why he cannot dance; he is simply leaden of mind and thus not interested in dancing.