Lewis/ Romeo and Juliet Review

Allusion A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Aside A quick address given by a character to the audience, while other characters are on the stage.
Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead
Benvolio explains Tybalt’s and Mercutio’s deaths to Prince Escalus
Couplet two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
Dramatic Irony The words or acts of a character in a play that may carry a meaning unperceived by himself but understood by the audience; when the audience knows more than the characters on stage
5 number of people who die
Friar Lawrence tells Juliet to consent to marry Paris
Friar Lawrence “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off. When presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease.”
Friar Lawrence helps Juliet to execute the plan
Friar Lawrence agrees to marry the couple to stop the feud
Friar Lawrence “These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss, consume.”
Hours the length of time they knew each other before agreeing to get married
Juliet said “Deny thy father and refuse thy name.”
Juliet awakens to find Paris murdered and Romeo poisoned
Juliet “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O, happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die.”
Juliet soliloquy about waking up alone in a tomb
Juliet “What’s in a name? The thing which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”
Juliet “Delay this marriage for a month, a week. Or, if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies.”
Juliet last major character to die on stage by stabbing
Letter causes the Friar’s plan to fail when it isn’t delivered
Lord Capulet thinks Juliet weeps about Tybalt’s death only
Lord Capulet gets so mad that Juliet won’t marry Paris that he threatens to never see her again
Mercutio stabbed by Tybalt under Romeo’s arm
Mercutio “If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark,”
Mercutio said “A plague on both your houses.”
Mercutio “Ay, a scratch, a scratch. Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.”
Mercutio “O calm, dishonorable vile submission. Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?”
Mercutio “O, I see that the fairy, Queen Mab, hath been with you.”
Nurse “I think it is best you married with the County. I think you are happy in this second match, for it excels your first.”
Nurse “If you should lead her in a fool’s paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behavior, as they say.”
Paris wishes to be laid near Juliet
Paris thinks Romeo is at the tomb to damage the Capulet bodies
Prince says those who break the peace will be banished
Prince banishes Romeo
Pun The use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time.
Quarrel when Paris, Romeo and Juliet are found dead, the families realize how stupid it has been
Romeo “Tempt not a desperate man!”
Romeo “Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!”
Romeo “But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is tne sun.”
Romeo “Eyes, look your last. Arms, take your last embrace. And lips, O, you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss. Thus with a kiss I die.”
Romeo wants to see Rosaline at the Capulet’s party
Romeo hid at Friar Laurence’s cell
Romeo when the Nurse tells Juliet about Tybalt’s death she thinks he is dead at first
Rosaline Romeo’s original love
Soliloquy A speech delivered by a character alone on stage revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings
Statues raised by the families after the deaths
Tybalt has a tendency to want to fight
Tybalt gets mad when he sees Romeo talking to Juliet
Thursday Juliet’s wedding to Paris is on that day

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