Literary Devices in Romeo and Juliet, Part 5

Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.What mood is created by the oxymoron and paradox in this excerpt? seriousness
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.Which is an example of a paradox within the excerpt? the sweetest honey / Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
What literary device consists of a pair of contradictory words or ideas? oxymoron
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powderWhich, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.What effects does the foreshadowing in Friar Laurence’s warning to Romeo have? Check all that apply. – It keeps the audience engaged in the plot by suggesting more potential conflict in the story.- It creates suspense as the reader wonders why Friar Laurence would utter this warning.- It provides a clue that something tragic will happen to the lovers later as the story progresses.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire:The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,And, if we meet, we shall not ‘scape a brawl;For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.What motivates Benvolio to utter this warning? his desire to avoid a fight
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.The purpose of the oxymoron and paradox used in this excerpt is to emphasize a point about love.
Read the nurse’s words to Juliet from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Nurse: Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and, I warrant, a virtuous,—Where is your mother?Juliet: Where is my mother! why, she is within;Where should she be? How oddly thou repliest:’Your love says, like an honest gentleman,Where is your mother?’Based on your knowledge of the characters, what does the nurse’s question most likely foreshadow? that what the nurse is about to share may have very serious consequences
In Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet, the nurse returns to Juliet with news from Romeo. Which emotion motivated the nurse to go on this quest for Juliet in the first place? love
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Mercutio: Help me into some house, Benvolio,Or I shall faint. A plague o’ both your houses!They have made worms’ meat of me: I have it,And soundly too:—your houses! [Exeunt MERCUTIO and BENVOLIO.]Which emotion most motivates Mercutio to speak these words? his desire for revenge on both families
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Mercutio: No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses! ‘Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a rogue, a villain, that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.What is foreshadowed by Mercutio’s statement that tomorrow “you shall find me a grave man”? Mercutio’s death

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