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WCS English 1 Romeo and Juliet

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oxymoron
is an apparent contradiction in terms. ex. jumbo shrimp
onomatopoeia
is a word that imitates a sound ex. hiss
simile
is a comparison of two unlike things using a word such as like or as ex. She sings like a nightingale
metaphor
is an implied comparison
personification
is a special type of metaphor in which human characteristics are given to something not human ex. That is a stubborn door
alliteration
is a repetition of the same consonant sounds in words that are close together ex. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Assonance
is a repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds ex. golden notes
hyperbole
is an exaggeration for effect ex. She cried a river of tears
pun
is a humorous play on words that sound alike but have different meanings or when a word has more than one meaning ex. What did the carnival owner say? It was a fair deal
allusion
is a reference to a character from myth, the Bible, or popular culture. ex. He has the LeMidas touch.
imagery
is when language appeals to one or more of the senses ex. The tilting notes of the swallow soared over the flower-filled meadow
rhyme
is the repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them ex. choice and voice
end rhyme
is when the rhyme is at the end of two lines of poetry ex. Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
internal rhyme
is when the rhyme is within a single line of poetry ex. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I wandered weak and weary
slant rhyme
is when two words are alike in some sound but do not rhyme exactly ex. it hurts me now to know
April 23, 1564
(Give date) shakespeare is born
April 23, 1616
(Give date) shakespeare's death
tragedy, comedy and history
What are Shakespeare's three types of plays?
little song
What does sonnet mean in Italian?
Verona
Where does the play take place?
moon, stars, and sun
What are the three celestial bodies that Romeo compares Juliet to?
Mercutio
Who said "a plague o' both your houses!"
apothecary
Who does Romeo go to get the poison?
Mantua
What city is Romeo banished to?
plague
What stops the Friar's letter from being delivered?
Henry VII
What King was known for the war of the roses?
Henry VIII
What King was known as the Defender of Faith?
6
How many wives did Henry VIII have?
Edward VI
Who became King after Henry VIII died?
(Bloody) Mary I
Who became Queen after Edward VI died?
Elizabeth I
Who had the longest rule out of all the Tudor Monarchs?
(Bloody) Mary I
Who was known for killing thousands of protestants when she came to rule?
Elizabeth I
Who was known as the Virgin Queen?
tragedy
is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of certain magnitude; with incidents arousing pity and fear
plot, character, thought, diction, song, spectacle
What are the six elements of tragedy by order of importance? (hint PCTDSS)
katharsis
the end of tragedy, means purging
couplet
is a grouping of two lines
tercet
grouping of three lines
quatrain
grouping of four lines
sestet
grouping of six lines
octave
two quatrains; grouping of eight lines
first
What quatrain introduces the problem?
second
What quatrain elaborates on the problem?
third
What quatrain continues the theme but provides a turn?
couplet
What provides the resolution?
iambic pentameter
a line of poetry made up of five iambs
iamb
contains one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
iambic pentameter
What kind of meter does Shakespeare use?
ababcdcdefefgg
What is the rhyme scheme that Shakespeare uses?
alternating end rhyme
What kind of rhyme does Shakespeare use?