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Tybalt and Rosaline
Who are cousins of Romeo and Juliet
Prince of Cats
What was Tybalt's nickname from Mercutio
The Chorus
Who is the scene setter
Friar Lawrence
Who is the "Ghostly Confessor"
Lord Capulet
Who is the "merciful dad" or the "tyrannical father"
Peter
Who is the manservant who goes with the Nurse
Philosophy
What is sweet milk for Romeo
Mercutio
Who is "He who jests but never scars a wound"
Balthasar
Who is Romeo's manservant that misinforms him of Juliet's death
The Prince
Who is Mercutio a kinsmen of
Paris
Who, besides Romeo, is a admirer of Juliet
Friar John
Who is a holy messenger
Benvolio
Who is a cousin to Romeo
Nurse
Who does Juliet last abandon
He wants peace
Why does the Prince want the feud between the Capulet's and Montague's to end
Rosaline had rejected him
Why is Romeo heartbroken in Act 1
A name is meaningless
What is the main point in Juliet's "What's in a name" speech
Have the ability to be good and evil
What is the similarity of plants and people
The Sun
What does Romeo compare Juliet to
Romeo and Juliet are still alive. Romeo is only banished, instead of being murdered. Romeo killed Tybalt instead of Tybalt killing him.
What are the 3 blessings that Friar Lawrence tells Romeo
Capulet threatens Juliet that he will disown her
What does Capulet do to Juliet to make her agree to marry Paris
He's afraid that Juliet will change her mind about marrying Paris
Why does Capulet move the wedding forward
It will improve Juliet's social status
Why does Friar Lawrence think Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris
Mourn her loss and put flowers on her casket
Why does Paris visit Juliet's tomb
Capulets and Montagues
Who does the Prince think is for blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet
He is afraid of being discovered
Why does Friar Lawrence abandon Juliet
Situational irony
The plan of Romeo and Juliet being together is what kind of irony
Dramatic irony
Paris asked Friar Lawrence to marry Juliet
Verbal irony
Juliet commits to marrying Paris
alliteration
used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group
ex. I'll look to like, if looking liking move
allusion
reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another literary work
apostrophe
figure of speech wherein the speaker speaks directly to something nonhuman
ex. O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I ever had
aside
device in which a character in a drama makes a short speech which is heard by the audience but not by other characters in the play
ex. Villain and he be many miles asunder
Bathos
anticlimax or melodrama that intends to be dramatic but goes to the extreme of becoming ridiculous
ex. THIS IS SHE... THIS IS SHE (Mercutio's Queen Mab speech)
foil
character in a play who sets off the main character or other characters by comparison
foreshadowing
method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come.
imagery
word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses
dramatic irony definition
audience knows something that the characters in the drama does not
situational irony definition
result of an action is the reverse of what the actor expected
verbal irony definition
contrast is between the literal meaning of what is said and what is meant
ex. Paris: happily met, my lady and my wife!
Juliet: That may be, sir, when I may be a wife
metaphor
figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike quantities WITHOUT the use of the words "like" or "as"
ex. But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun
Oxymoron
combination of contradictory terms
ex. Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate! O heavy lightness, serious vanity; misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Paradox
statement which through it appears self-contradictory, contains a basis of truth which reconciles the seeming opposites
ex. My only love, sprung from my only hate
Personification
figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics.
ex. Weep no more, said fountains
What need you flow so fast?
pun
play on words wherein a word is used to convey two meanings at the same time
ex. ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man ("grave" renders it capable of two meanings: a serious person or a corpse in his grave)
simile
figure of speech which takes the form of a comparison between two unlike quantities for which a basis for comparison can be found, and which uses the words "like" or "as" in the comparison
Soliloquy
moment when a character is alone and speaks his or her thoughts aloud
rhyming couplet
The which of you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend
simile, rhyming couplet
ex1. Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books
But love from love, towards school with heavy looks
ex2. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
imagery, personification, foreshadowing, rhyming couplet
I fear too early; for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night's revels and expire the term
Of a despised life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But He that hath the steerage of my course,,
Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen
imagery, rhyming couplet, alliteration, personification, allusion
The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,
Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light,
And fleckled [dappled] darkness like a drunkard with reels
From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels
personification
A gloom in peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head