Does Romeo speak first before Juliet?
Yes, Romeo speaks first before Juliet. His words: "Is the day so young?"
When Juliet and romeo finally speak to each other in this famous balcony scene what has juliet afraid?
In most of Shakespeare's plays, commoners speak in prose and nobles in poetry. Rhyme is reserved for the most heightened passion or feeling. In "Romeo and Juliet," Romeo and Juliet both speak in rhyme when they talk to each other - the first 14 lines they speak together form a sonnet. When they discuss each other, they also speak in rhyme, like Juliet's soliloquy before she drinks the poison - she rhymes there.