Act II Romeo and Juliet

What does Romeo mean when he says “He (Mercutio) jests at scars that never felt a wound.” This means that he has never felt love so he shouldn’t make fun of his pain, a pain he has never felt
What type of imagery and speech is this “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks. It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” Imagery: LightFigure of Speech: Metaphor Romeo compares Juliet walking through the balcony window onto the balcony to the sun
What type of imagery is used “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven. Having some business, do entreat her eyes. To twinkle in their spheres till they return…” Imagery: Light
What does this line mean “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Why is your name Romeo, why do you have to be a Montague, why do I love the only person I am supposed to hate.
What does the line mean and what type of imagery is used “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet.” Imagery: plant/natureIt means it doesn’t matter what your name it only matters whats on the inside. Your name isn’t who you are.
Line 52 to 85 Juliets questions are literal while Romeos answers are poetic what is an example of this? Juliet asks how did you get here. Romeo replies loves wings brought me over the walls. Juliet then asks how did you find my house. Romeo replies Love gave me the way.
Who is practical and who is more reckless in the relationship? Juliet is practical and cautious Romeo is romantic and reckless
What does Juliet mean by comparing their contract to lightning? It is strong, but won’t last, dangerous
What does Juliet compare their love to? a bud/flower that needs care and time to grow
What type of imagery is used here ” This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” Imagery: nature
Who proposes marriage? Why? Juliet proposes marriage because she wants him to prove he is loyal to only her and to get away from her parents.
What type of imagery is used “A thousand times the worst to want thy light!” Imagery: light
This is an example of what Juliet says “Yet I would kill thee with much cherishing.” This is antithesis- two opposite words that balance each other
This is example of what “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” This is an oxymoron
Act II Scene 3 it is early morning of what day on which day of the week? It is day 2, early Monday morning.
Friar Laurence delivers a soliloquy define a soliloquy. A speech said by one person with no other people on stage.
What does Friar Laurence say act II scene 3 lines 5-8? I must uphill this osier cafe of ours with what? He says “I must uphill this osier cage of ours. With baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers.”
Friar Laurence holds a flower that contains both…. Posion and medicine
If the flower is smelled it…. “cheers each part”acts as a stimulant
If the flower is tasted it….. “stays all senses with the heart” puts you into a deep sleep
Who says ” Two such opposed kings encamp them still. In man as well as herbs grace and rude will. And where the worser is predominant. Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” Friar Laurence
What does Romeo ask Friar Laurence to do for him? He asks him to marry him and Juliet
Why does Friar Laurence think Romeo is fickle? Because he changes his mind to fast. He went from loving Rosaline to loving Juliet in one day.
Why does Friar Laurence think Romeo is hasty? Because he can still hear his cries and see his tears from Rosaline
According to Friar Laurence there is a difference between doting and loving what does doting mean? It means one way love
Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Because he thinks they’re marriage could help end the feud between the two families,
What does rancor mean? Hatred
Line 94 on 776 “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
What does Tybalt send to Romeo’s father’s house? A letter
What does Mercurio discover the letter really is? A challenge to a duel
Mercutio thinks that Romeo is psychologically unfit to fight Tybalt because he is too beaten up by love for his love for Rosaline. How is that dramatic irony? Because we (the audience) know he doesn’t love Rosaline, he loves Juliet
How does the line “The very butcher of a silk button, a duelist, a duelist!” imply accuracy? Because he have to have very good skill and aim to pop a button off of a shirt
What does Romeo compare the Nurse to? What is this an example of? He compares her to a sail. Implying she is as big as a boat. This is an example of a synecdoche which is one part of something that represents an entire thing.
What is the time of day in act II scene 4? Afternoon
What does Romeo tell the Nurse to do? He tells her to tell Juliet to find a way to get to the confession at the abbey this afternoon. Once with Romeo, Juliet will be shrived (confessed) and married. He then tells her to wait behind the abbey wall where his servant will give her a rope ladder.
What will the rope ladder be used for? It will be used to allow Romeo to climb over the walls at night to see Juliet
Who are Romeo and Juliet’s two accomplices? The Nurse and Friar Laurence
What time does Juliet send the Nurse to find Romeo? What time is it now? How long has the Nurse been gone? She sent the Nurse out at 9 o’clock. It is now noon. The Nurse has been gone for 3 hours.
What are 3 possible motives that the Nurse has for not immediately telling Juliet the plan? She is worried they will be caught, she is teasing Juliet, and she doesn’t want her mother to hear the plan incase she is near.
What literary terms are used here Romeo says to Friar “Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare: It is enough I may but call her mine.” Personification- gives death human characteristics Foreshadow- talks about death
What does Friar Laurence warn? “These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss (touch), consume.”
What does Friar Laurence say emotions are like? What does this mean? Fire and powder. This means that these sudden good things will have a sudden end. They are explosive and dangerous/
What does Juliet say their contract is like? Lightning because it is sudden and dangerous
What does act II end with? The marriage of Romeo and Juliet

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