English 1: Semester B: Romeo and Juliet

True or False: Shakespeare’s works were written to be performed on stage. True
True or False: William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at the age of 30 in London. False
Which of the following is NOT one of components of drama? Font
As you read, use strategies to help you get the most from your reading. You will not only understand more of what you read, but you will also remember more and do better on your quizzes and assignments. The following strategies will increase your comprehension: Make connections—Try to make comparisons between events in the book and events in your life or events you have read about in other books.ask questions—Ask yourself, Why are characters behaving a certain way? What might happen next?Visualize—Use your imagination to create a mental picture of the characters and events.Infer—Use your prior knowledge and clues in the text to draw conclusions or “read between the lines” by interpreting more than what the words on the page say.
Point of Views First-personSecond-personThird-person limitedThird-person omniscient
In a dramatic work, or play, the point of view is a bit different because there is very limited narration. Most of the story is communicated through the words of the characters. You could say then that Shakespeare uses an objective point of view and lets the audience (or reader) form its own opinion.
You will begin reading the play in this lesson. The play begins with a prologue, which functions as both an introduction—establishing the setting of Verona and the storyline of two “star-crossed lovers”—as well as an overview because it tells the ending right at the beginning. Shakespeare wrote the prologue in the form of a fourteen-line sonnet. Sonnet (from the Italian sonetto, “little song”), one of the most popular forms of lyric poetry, consisting of 14 lines of iambic pentameter in English or iambic hexameter in French. Despite its brevity of form, the sonnet is capable of presenting deep and universal insights. Dante Gabriel Rossetti declared: A sonnet is a moment’s monument,—Memorial from the Soul’s eternity

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