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is an apparent contradiction in terms. ex. jumbo shrimp


is a word that imitates a sound ex. hiss


is a comparison of two unlike things using a word such as like or as ex. She sings like a nightingale


is an implied comparison


is a special type of metaphor in which human characteristics are given to something not human ex. That is a stubborn door


is a repetition of the same consonant sounds in words that are close together ex. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers


is a repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds ex. golden notes


is an exaggeration for effect ex. She cried a river of tears


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


is a reference to a character from myth, the Bible, or popular culture. ex. He has the LeMidas touch.


is when language appeals to one or more of the senses ex. The tilting notes of the swallow soared over the flower-filled meadow


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?


Where does the play take place?

moon, stars, and sun

What are the three celestial bodies that Romeo compares Juliet to?


Who said "a plague o' both your houses!"


Who does Romeo go to get the poison?


What city is Romeo banished to?


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?


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?


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)


the end of tragedy, means purging


is a grouping of two lines


grouping of three lines


grouping of four lines


grouping of six lines


two quatrains; grouping of eight lines


What quatrain introduces the problem?


What quatrain elaborates on the problem?


What quatrain continues the theme but provides a turn?


What provides the resolution?

iambic pentameter

a line of poetry made up of five iambs


contains one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

iambic pentameter

What kind of meter does Shakespeare use?


What is the rhyme scheme that Shakespeare uses?

alternating end rhyme

What kind of rhyme does Shakespeare use?

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