What is the meaning of the line "both alike in dignity"?
Both families come from the same class/social status.
What happens to the lovers and what is its effect?
They kill themselves, and their parents are greatly effected by it.
What is a pun?
The humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meaning or applications.
How do Gregory and Sampson behave toward Abram and Balthasar?
At first, with disrespect, then try to take it back and saying their better.
What is Prince Escalus' decree?
To not fight again for if they do, that will be killed to keep the peace throught out the streets of Verona
Why are Montague and Benvolio concerned about Romeo?
He has been crying and hides from them, keeps to himself.
What truly is wrong with Romeo? (see lines 170-188)
He is in deep love with Roseline even though she has no feelings towards him
Why can't Romeo marry the woman he loves as the play opens? (lines 217-218)
She's the goddess of no love or marriage because she is wish and rich.
Explain: "That, when she dies, with beauty dies her store."
When she dies, so does her beauty, but may be past on to and offspring.
What is the meaning? "And too soon marred are those so early made."
The ones who grow up faster have been married sooner
How does Capulet view the choice of husband for Juliet?
He thinks Paris is a good suit but its too early for her, and its her choice to choose whom to marry.
How does Lord Capulet react to Tybalt's wishes?
He lets Romeo go, because he is a good strong, and smart youth not a villian
What sustained metaphor is used by Romeo and Juliet in their first speech together?
His lips being comapred to "two blushing pilgrims"
How does Juilet find your who Romeo is?
By asking the nurse a couple of people's names of who was leaving and cleaverly added Romeo in
Define: "He jests at scars that never felt a wound."
They have never been in love so they have no idea what he feels
What news does Romeo bring Friar Lawerence?
That is is in love with his enemy and need his help with a secret marriage.
What arrangement do the nurse and Romeo make?
For Juilet to meet at Friar's cell to be married, and excause to get out of the house, and to bring a ladder to climb up the wall with
How does the Nurse tease Juliet?
By expressing her pains and starts to talk about how wonderful Romeo is then cuts in with "where is your mother?"
What is Romeo's attitude toward Tybalt as he enters?
He is calm and tried to walk away from a fight because he is in love with this cousin
Who whom or what does Juliet weep?
For her cousins death, but mostly for her lord (Romeo) being banished
What is Capulet's response to Juliet's refusal to marry Paris?
He become very angry and says he will shun her
What is the Nurse's resolution for the dilemma?
To forget about Romeo and marry Paris because he is more suitable.
What are some changes Capulet makes from the wedding to the funeral?
Making the happy music sad, the flowers to cover her up, and the church hymnns.
What news does Balthasar bring to Romeo?
That Juliet is dead and has just been buried in her family tomb.
How do Capulet and Montague respond to the deaths of their children?
They forgive the feud and grieve together.
A figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical or literary figure, event, or object (almost always direct)
A dramatic technique in which an actor directly addresses the audience but is no supposed to be heard by the other actors on the stage.
Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something that the characters do not. The words or acts of a character may carry a meaning unperceived by the character but understood by the audience.
A character whose personality or actions are in striking contrast to those of another character. By using a foil, a writer highlights the other character's traits or mood.
The presentation of material in a work in such a way that later events are prepared for. Th purpose is to prepare te reader or viewer for action to come.
An analogy comparing one object with another and ascribing to the first object one or more qualities of the second
A figure of speech that combines two usually contradictory words, meanings, or terms for a special effect
A figure that endows animals, ideas, abstraction, and inanimate objects with human form; the representing of imagery creatures or things as having human personalities, intelligence, and emotion.
A figure of speech which involves a play upon words, in which a word or phrase often, but not always, has intention of humor.
An analogy in which a similarity between two objects is directly expressed. Similes are most often introduced by "as" or "like"
A speech dilivered while the speaker is alone, calculated to inform the audience of what is passing in the character's mind