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opponent; enemy


statement or even in which meaning is unclear




stormy; violent; rowdy


skill; cleverness


extreme devotion to a person or thing


to grieve for




to look over


to become friendly again


burial cloth


words spoken by a character in a play (script)

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter


the personality a character displays


a struggle


two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme


a descriptive adjective or phrase used to characterize something

figurative language

language that is not intended to be interpreted literally (metaphors)


a character who sets off another character by contrast

iambic meter

unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one

iambic pentameter

five verse feet with each foot an iamb


comparison between two unlike thing with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them


comparison between two dissimilar things


humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest more meanings

What city does this play take place?


Why are Romeo and Juliet called "star-cross'd lovers"?

Because their love is doomed and they arent meant to be

Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?

Samson and Gregory/abram and balthazar

Who tries to break up the fighting?


What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?

They'll pay with their lives because of their disturbance

What does Benvolio and Montague have to say about the way Romeo has been acting?

That hes distant, moody, and unhappy.

Why is Romeo sad?

Rosaline doesn't love him

What is Benvolio's advice to Romeo?

Look at other girls to keep your mind off Rosaline

Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?

Because theyre too old and theyll both get killed if they don't

What does Paris ask about Capulet?

If he can marry Juliet

What is Capulet's first answer


What does Capulet tell Romeo to do when he changes his mind?

To court Juliet

What problem does the servant have?

He has to deliver invitations but he can't read

What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do?

Crash the Capulet's party?

How old is Juliet>


How does Juliet feel about marriage

It is an honor she dreams not of

What does Juliet's mother tell Juliet about marraige?

That when she was Juliet's age she was a mother

Who is Queen Mab?

She is the queen of the fairies, she brings people dreams

What does Mercutio say about dreams?

He loves them and thinks theyre important

What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her?

hes in love and he thinks shes pretty

How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?

By his voice

Why does Capulet tell Tybalt not to throw Romeo out of the party?

let him stay, he doesn't want to start any trouble

What is the conversation about between Romeo and Juliet when they meet at the party?

If Juliet is okay with Romeo kissing her and she is

How did Romeo and Juliet find out eachothers last name?

The nurse


difficult to handle


an extended comparison showing the similarities between two things


language that appeals to the senses


literary technique that portrays differences between appearence and reality

dramatic iront

a contrast between what the audience perceives and what a character does not know

situational irony

a contrast between what is expected and what really happens

verbal irony

a contrast between what is said and what is mean


a long uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters


a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory terms


a figure of speech in which an animal or other thing is given personality and described as human


a speech in which a character is alone and expresses thoughts out loud

What does Mercutio say about blind love?

It won't work out

When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to?

The sun

How does Juliet "speak, yet say nothing"

using body language

When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand what does Romeo say?

He wants to be a grove on her to hand to her cheek

Unaware of his prescense what does Juliet ask Romeo say?

To deny his family and love her

What does Juliet say about names?

They mean nothing

Why is Juliet embarrased?

She was talking about Romeo and he heard her

Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose?

To get details about the wedding

What does Friar Lawrence have in his basket?


"Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied/and vice sometime by action dignified"

Right things can turn out bad and wrong things can turn out good

"Young mens love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes" -friar lawrence

He only cares about looks (lust)

When Friar Lawrence sees Romeo what does he say about seeing Romeo so early?

Hes concerned that he's depressed and that he isnt sleeping well

Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?

To end their family feud

According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt?

A skillful deuler and accomplished

How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo?

Shes going to climb down a rope ladder to Friar Lawrence's cell

The nurse is only supposed to be gone for half an hour-how long is she gone?

Three hours

How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating to Juliet?

That she's tired and sick

What does Friar Lawrence mean when he says, "Therefore, love moderately; long love dot so?"

Don't rush into love or burn out


a reference in one work of literature to something else in literature or work

dramatic structure

the structure of the play

At the beginning of the scence, why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight?

because the mad blood is stirring

What does Mercution accuse Benvolio of in lines 15-30?

He picks fights

When Tybalt and Mercutio first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to do to them?

stop fighting

What dies Tybalt call Romeo?

A villain

Why won't Romeo fight Tybalt?

He just married Juliet

What does Mercutio think is the reason Romeo refuses to fight?

That he's a coward

Why does Mercutio keep repeating, "A plague o' both your houses"?

You're cursed

What does Romeo say that Juliet's love has done to him?

Got rid of his courage

Why does Romeo call himself "fortune's fool"?

He's subject to fate

When Benvolio relates to the Prince what happened, what does he say Romeo tried to do before Mercutio was killed?

To ward Tybalt off

What does Lady Capulet accuse Benvolio of?

Lying because he's a Montague

Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse to return?

She wants to know the latest news on Romeo

What news upsets Juliet the most?

That Romeo is banished

What does the nurse promise Juliet?

To find Romeo to comfort her

How does Romeo react to the banishment?

He is so upset that he would rather die

What arguement does Friar Lawrence present to keep Romeo from killing himself?

It would drive Juliet crazy and it would cut of all chances of their relationship

What does the nurse give Romeo?

A ring from Juliet

What does Capulet tell his wife to say to juliet?

Things to persuade her to marry Paris

What does Juliet say to make Romeo stay?

Its not night yet?

Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying?

Because Tybalt is dead

When Lady Capulet threatens to send someone to Mantua to poision Romeo what does she say?

She pretends she doesn't love Romeo

After Lady Capulet breaks the news about Paris what is Juliet's response?

She throws a tantrum

If Juliet's mother does not arrange to delay the marriage what will Juliet do?

Kill herself

What is Capulet's reaction to Juliet's threats?

Shes done with her

What's the nurse's advice to Juliet?

Forget Romeo and marry Paris

How does the attitude toward the nurse change?

Juliet doesn't trust her

What scheme does Juliet devise to get rid of the nurse and to get out of the house>

She's going to Friar Lawrence's house to "get confession" but really goes to get poison


reason that explains what a character does what he does


central idea or a work of literature

What news does Balthasar bring Romeo?

Juliet is dead

What does Romeo mean when he says "Then i Defy you stars!"

He tries to be stronger than the fates

What actions does Balthsar's news prompt Romeo to do?

Leave Mantua and go to Juliet

What does Friar John tell Friar Lawrence?

He never delivered the letter to Romeo because he wasnt there

After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Lawrence intend to do?

to go to Juliet's tomb and try to fix everything

Why is Paris at Juliet's tomb?

to mourn and see what happened

Why does Romeo say hes going to juliet's tomb?

to get his ring back and to see her face

Why does Paris think romeo came to the tomb

to desecrate the body

Why doesn't Friar Lawrence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens?

night watchers are coming

Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead?

try to poison herself

The poision does not work then what will Juliet do?

kill herself with a dagger

What are some fears Juliet has about the potion

that she will die or it won't work or she'll wake in a morgue

What does Friar Lawrence say to comfort the Capulets?

Shes at peace

When Montague arrives what does he announce?

That his wife died of grief?

What info does Romeos letter give?

that he kills himself with poision he bought

How do Montague and Capulet honor their kids?

ending their feud


main character


character that works against the protagonist

why is friar lawrence reluctance to marry paris and juliet?

Shes already married

How does paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?

her father worries about her mourning over tybalts death

what is ironic about the convo between juliet and paris

paris acts like theyre married

Why does Friar think Juliet will accept his plan?

because she'll try anything

juliets plans?

act like shes happy to marry paris then drink the potion

'what does Capulet change about the wedding?

he makes it sooner

How does juliet show matuity?

she has to relize that there can be consquences

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