Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 & 2
Terms in this set (42)
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual way
make something greater by adding to it
a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest
giving a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen
impressively great in extent; unnatural
to scold or rebuke
bitterness or resentfulness
present as the strongest or main element
deplorably bad or unsatisfactory
a character used to highlight or emphasize (by contrast) the traits of a protagonist
example of foil
Mercutio & Romeo; Lady Capulet & Nurse
hinting at further events
example of foreshadowing
the prologue; "your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace"
exaggeration for effect
example of hyperbole
Romeo's expression of love towards Juliet
a play on words based on multiple meanings
example of pun
Mercutio and Benvolio's pun off in Act 2 Scene 4; "draw your neck out of collar"
struggle between opposing forces
example of conflict
Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet; Benvolio and Tybalt's fight near the beginning
figure of speech that combines contradictory terms
examples of oxymoron
feather of lead
arranging two ideas, settings, characters, etc. together for comparison
words and actions of the character have a different meaning to the audience than to the character
example of dramatic irony
when Juliet thinks she is talking to herself on the balcony; the Nurse and Romeo talking about marriage
vivid description appealing the the senses
example of imagery
Romeo talking about Juliet
comical misuse of a word
example of a malapropism
when the nurse says "I desire some confidence with you" confidence was supposed to be conference meaning secretive
recurring element that has symbolic significance
example of motif
Romeo's references to the sun and moon
author (narrator) directly describes a character
example of direct characterization
prologue of act 2; "With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair. Now Romeo is beloved and loves again
use of words, actions, appearance, thoughts to describe a character
example of indirect characterization
Romeo talking about Juliet, her appearance, we character, naïve
depressed, sensitive, in love, "Ay, me! Sad hours seem long", "And she's fair I love"
naïve, impatient, in love, "And palm to palm is holy palmers kiss"
scatter brained, discursive, bold, whole time she was talking to Romeo
peaceful, brother like, "I do but keep the peace", "I'all know his grievance or be much denied"
witty, playful, "Where the devil should this Romeo be?"
prudent, protective, "My child is a stranger in the world"
presumptuous, arrogant, "Younger than she are happy mothers made"
vain, violent, "I hate the word as I hate hell"
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