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Romeo and Juliet

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Biting your thumb
An insult
Romeo is originally in love with this girl...
Rosaline
Romeo
A true romantic. Initially lusts after Rosaline, but settles on Juliet. Some might consider him a coward for using poison to kill himself...
Benvolio
Romeo's cousin. He thinks Romeo should get over Rosaline -- "examine other beauties."
Lord Capulet
Juliet's father. At first, he thinks she's too young for marriage. After Tybalt's death, he agrees to let Paris marry his daughter.
Paris
A man seeking Juliet's hand in marriage. He is a relative to the Prince
Lady Capulet
Juliet's mother, who increasingly pushes Paris' marriage onto Juliet as the play moves along.
Nurse
She basically raised Juliet, and views her as her own daughter.
Juliet
Daughter of the Capulets, she falls in love with Romeo. She eventually commits suicide by stabbing herself with a dagger.
Lady Montague
Romeo's mother, who dies from heartbreak over Romeo's banishment after he kills Tybalt
Apothecary
Sells Romeo the poison
Oxymoron
Comparing two opposites -- "feather of lead."
Friar John
Was quarantined and did not deliver the Friar Laurence's letter to Romeo
Balthasar
Romeo's servant; Saw Juliet's funeral and told Romeo that she was dead
a dagger
Juliet's method of suicide
Mercutio
Romeo's best friend. Dies cursing both families. Not a fan of dreams.
rhyme
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
iambic pentameter
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable.
alliteration
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series.
Mantua
Romeo goes to this city during his banishment.
Queen Mab
Queen of the fairies who visits us in our sleep.
Tybalt
Prince of cats. A skilled fighter and excellent swordsman.
Elizabethan English
Shakespeare's language. The term comes from the Queen of England during the 16th century.
Soliloquy
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
monologue
a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program.
Chorus
the person who comes out and speaks to the audience to get their attention and provide a preview of the play.
Iamb
one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
Foot
Synonymous with Iamb, 2 syllables
Sonnet
14 Lined Poem written in iambic pentameter with a defined rhyme scheme
quatrain
a stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes.
couplet
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
A sonnet's Rhyme Scheme is....
ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
malapropism
the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, "dance a flamingo " (instead of flamenco ).
Dramatic Foil
In fiction, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character —usually the protagonist— to highlight particular qualities of the other character. In some cases, a subplot can be used as a foil to the main plot.
This character dies as a result of grieving for banished Romeo....
Lady Montague
How many times have the Capulet / Montague families disturbed the streets of Verona?
Three