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romeo and juliet

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monologue
Speech by one character to one or more characters onstage
soliloquy
speaking to himself or herself alone onstage
aside
comment only audience is supposed to hear
tragic hero
noble figure who has personal failing that leads to downfall
tragic flaw
imperfections that lead to make bad choices
shakespere born
Born April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Romeo and juliet written
around late 1500's
blank verse
unrymed iambic pentameter
verse
rimes
Fate is inevitable and inescapable.
Key Themes
Love triumphs over hate.
Key Themes
Redemption/happiness can be found through death.
Key Themes
Love can be an overpowering, all-consuming force.
Key Themes
Society's demands often compromise individual choice.
Key Themes
Chance happenings can play a key role in one's destiny.
Key Themes
Poison
Key Motifs and their Significance
Death Personified
Key Motifs and their Significance
Light/Dark
Key Motifs and their Significance
Stars
Key Motifs and their Significance
Youth vs. Age
Key Motifs and their Significance
Suicide
Key Motifs and their Significance
Death Penalty
Key Motifs and their Significance
sonnet
A lyric poem that is:
Fourteen lines long
Written in iambic pentameter
Faithful to a strict pattern of stanza division and rhyme scheme
3 quatrains, 1 couplet (stanza division)
abab, cdcd, efef, gg (rhyme scheme)
Diction
- word choice
Syntax
- sentence structure
Motif
A recurring image, word, object, phrase, or action that unifies a literary work.
allusion
Reference to a historically or culturally significant event, person, place, literary work, or work of art
pun
is a play on words that sound alike but have different meanings
oxymoron
Figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms
monologue
In drama, an extended or uninterrupted speech spoken by a single person
silioquy
A dramatic form of discourse (talking) in which a character talks to himself or herself revealing his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
dramatic irony
Type of irony that occurs when the audience or reader is aware of a circumstance about which the character involved is unaware
Double Entendre
A word or expression used in a given context so that it can be understood in two ways, especially when one meaning is "indelicate," or risque
comic relief
A release of emotional or other tension resulting from a comic episode planted in the midst of serious or tragic elements in a drama.
Simile
- a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
- a comparison of two unlike things, often uses a " to be" verb and does NOT use like or as
Personification
- the act of giving human (lifelike) qualities to an inanimate (non-living) object