Romeo & Juliet vocab

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Pernicious

Causing great injury

Augmenting

Increasing

Transgression

Wrongdoing

Grievance

Injustice

Procure

To obtain

Predominant

Having great influence over others

Intercession

Pleading on another's behalf

Sallow

Pale or yellowish

Lamentable

Distressing

Unwieldy

Clumsy

Gallant

Brave and noble

Fray

A noisy flight or battle

Martial

Associated with war or battle

Exile

To banish

Eloquence

Graceful, persuasive speech

Fickle

Likely to change

Pensive

Deeply thoughtful

Enjoined

Ordered

Wayward

Headstrong

Dismal

Causing gloom or misery

Loathsome

Disgusting

Remnants

Remainders

Ambiguities

Unclear statements

Penury

Extreme poverty

Haughty

Arrogant

Scourage

Torment or punishment

Metaphor

An extended comparison showing the similarities between two things

Character foil

A person who is paired with another character to develop the latter's traits & personality by contrast

Alliteration

The repetition of the same initial sound in 2 or more words of a line

Allusion

A reference to a literary work or historical person to explain a present situation

Oxymoron

A contrast of two contradictory terms for the sake of emphasis

Pun

A humorous play on words to suggest more than one meaning

Analogy

A figure of speech that implies or states a comparison between 2 unlike things

Simile

A figure of speech that states a comparison using "like" or "as"

Sonnet

A 14-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes

Blank verse

An unrhymed iambic pentameter

Couplet

Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

Iambic pentameter

A meter in poetry. It has an unrhymed line with 5 iambs or feet.

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