Lift Romeo and Juliet

setting Time and place of the action of the story
prologue Introductory scene in a drama
pun joke that comes from a play on words
aside short speech directed to the audience or another character that is not heard by the other characters on stage
soliloquy character speaks his or her thoughts aloud
Comic relief humourous scene in a serious drama
static character one who remains the same
Foreshadowing hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later
dynamic character one who undergoes important changes as plot unfolds
dramatic foil a character who provides a striking contrast to another character
Tragedy dramatic work that presents a downfall of a dignified character
Paraphrase to write something in your own words
iamb 2 syllables; first unstressed and second stressed (But Soft)
Pentameter 5 feet
Rhymed couplet Rhymed pair of lines
Blank verse unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
Nightingale Bird that sings at night
Lark Bird that sings in the morning
Globe theater the first theater built by shakespeare and Lord Chaimberlain’s men
Quarantine Solitary confinement
Dramatic irony The reader knows something that the character doesn’t know
Friar John Was supposed to deliver a message to Romeo in Mantua but couldn’t because he was quarantined
Nurse Juliet’s servant, serves as a parent figure
Friar Laurence Franciscan priest who advised Romeo and and marries Romeo and Juliet
Prince Ruler of Verona, told Montagues and Capulets to stop fighting or he would kill them, banished Romeo; related to Mercutio and Paris
Juliet Daughter of Capulet, marries Romeo, kills herself
Lord Capulet Juliet’s father, tries to forces her to marry Paris
Balthasar Servant to Romeo
Romeo Montague’s son; marries Juliet, takes poison, Mercutio’s friend
Benvolio Nephew of Montague, friend of Romeo
Tybalt Nephew of Lady Capulet, killed by Romeo, kills Mercutio
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother, died of grief
Paris tried to marry Juliet, kinsman of the prince
Queen Mab Queen of the fairies, folk-tale character well-known to Shakespeare’s audience
Rosaline the girl that Romeo was in love with before Juliet, she didn’t love him
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother
Lord Montague Romeo’s father
Mercutio Kinsman of the Prince, friend of Romeo, killed by Tybalt
Sampson + Gregory First to fight in play
Friar marries them why? To stop feud
“Oh I am fortunes fool” Romeo
“Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets” Prince
“Whoever marries her shall have the chinks” Nurse
“By giving liberty unto thine eyes. examine other beauties” Benvolio
“if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” Prince
“If, rather than to marry County Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself” Friar Laurence
“Romeo is banished, and all the world to nothing” Nurse
“Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she” Capulet
“And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow” Mercutio
“For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Prince
“Go ask his name” Juliet
“More than Prince of Cats. Oh, he’s the courageous captain of compliments.” Mercutio
“Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art.” Friar Laurence
“Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua’s law.” Apothecary
“Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day.” Juliet
“O Romeo, Romeo!” Juliet
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Friar Laurence
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Romeo
“Thursday is near” Capulet

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