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Romeo & Juliet vocab

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Pernicious
Causing great injury
Augmenting
Increasing
Transgression
Wrongdoing
Grievance
Injustice
Procure
To obtain
Predominant
Having great influence over others
Intercession
Pleading on another's behalf
Sallow
Pale or yellowish
Lamentable
Distressing
Unwieldy
Clumsy
Gallant
Brave and noble
Fray
A noisy flight or battle
Martial
Associated with war or battle
Exile
To banish
Eloquence
Graceful, persuasive speech
Fickle
Likely to change
Pensive
Deeply thoughtful
Enjoined
Ordered
Wayward
Headstrong
Dismal
Causing gloom or misery
Loathsome
Disgusting
Remnants
Remainders
Ambiguities
Unclear statements
Penury
Extreme poverty
Haughty
Arrogant
Scourage
Torment or punishment
Metaphor
An extended comparison showing the similarities between two things
Character foil
A person who is paired with another character to develop the latter's traits & personality by contrast
Alliteration
The repetition of the same initial sound in 2 or more words of a line
Allusion
A reference to a literary work or historical person to explain a present situation
Oxymoron
A contrast of two contradictory terms for the sake of emphasis
Pun
A humorous play on words to suggest more than one meaning
Analogy
A figure of speech that implies or states a comparison between 2 unlike things
Simile
A figure of speech that states a comparison using "like" or "as"
Sonnet
A 14-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes
Blank verse
An unrhymed iambic pentameter
Couplet
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Iambic pentameter
A meter in poetry. It has an unrhymed line with 5 iambs or feet.