Act 2 Romeo and Juliet Questions

What does the Act 2 Prologue say happened to Romeo’s love for Rosaline? How is this an example of foreshadowing? It says Romeo’s love has died; it foreshadows that he loves Juliet.
What does Romeo mean by “dull earth” in Scene 1, line 2? He means life isn’t worth living without Juliet.
Who does Mercutio think that Romeo is in love with in hisspeech in Scene 1, lines 6-21? What’s funny about these lines? Mercutio thinks that Romeo is in love with Rosaline, but he has really fallen in love with Juliet.
When Romeo says, “He jests at scars that never felt a wound,” what does he mean? He makes fun of something that he has never had to go through himself.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in his first speech in Sc. 2, lines 2-3? He compares her to the sun, because she is so bright.
In your own words, rewrite Juliet’s speech in Scene 2, lines 33-36. Go line-by-line as you restate her meaning. He basically says that he should change his name so they can be together, and if he doesn’t, then she will.
When Juliet says, “That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet,” what does she mean? Do names matter in our lives? If you had a different first name, do you think you might have grown up to be a slightly different person? If you call a rose a rock, it will still look like a rose and smell like one. It won’t change besides the name.
In your own words, translate Juliet’s meaning in lines 95-101. Why do other young lovers, both then and now, play such games? I don’t really know
Why does Juliet ask Romeo not to swear his love’s allegiance by the moon? Because the moon waxes and wains, and she doesn’t want their love to be the same.

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