Romeo and Juliet Act 1

What english and Romeo and Juliet written in Elizabethan
What is Romeo Juliet Written in blank verse
what is blank verse unrhymed verse written in iambic pentameter
what does an IAMB contain a foot with one unstressed syllable followed by a stress syllable
What is used when lower class characters speak PROSE-ordinary form of written language (not poetry, drama, or song, occurs in fiction or non-fiction)
what type of poem is a sonnet lyric
rules of sonnet 14 linesrhymed iambic pentameter starts with unstressed ends w/ stressedhas to be 10
shakespearean sonnet 4 line stanzas couplet (at end of previous 12 lines)
rhyme scheme stanza 1-a,b,a,bstanza 2-c,d,c,dstanza 3 -e,f,e,fcouplet-g,g
William shakespeare 1564-1616-born Stratford-on-AVon in England-wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and other longer poems
How Romeo and Juliet came to be -theme appears 4th century greek fairytales -italian writers 15th and 16th centuries-transformed narrative poem by Arthur Brooke, The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet
shakespeare’s theater -public theater-roofless courtyards-3 levels of galleries, rich got benches -poor spectators, “groundlings” stood and watched from the pit-no scenery-elaborate costumes and props-only men and boys acted
How the Globe Theater got destroyed -1613 was burned to the ground when a cannon shot ignited the roof during henry the 8th -1642 when Puritans closed it down
Who is Queen Mab -a fairy who brings people dreams of what they want but can’t have
Explain what you learn from the prologue about Romeo and Juliet’s fate and the feud between their families -ancient feud that caused new fights -Romeo and Juliet destined to fall in love and take their lives
Why is Romeo filled with melancholy in the first scene? How does Benvolio react to his mood? -he is in love with Rosaline who doesn’t love him back and she took a vow of chesty-Benvolio says Romeo should look at other women because Rosaline is not he only beauty
Describe Juliet’s response to her mother on the matter of Paris -Juliet hadn’t thought of it -she would look at paris and if she liked his looks and personality she would marry him (I’ll look to like, if looking liking move
Describe Romeo’s reaction when he first sees Juliet and how they both react when learning each other’s identities? -Romeo falls in love and forgets Rosaline -both devastated to find out they were from enemy families but it was too late because they already loved each other
What are possible threats to their love? -families are already enemies (parents don’t like each other)-Paris wants to marry Juliet-Tybalt vowed revenge
Act 1 Scene 1 1. Capulet servants, Sampson and Gregory, make fun of Montagues. Sampson bites his thumb at the Abram (and other montague)2. Benvolio tries to stop the fight but Tybalt shows up and make trouble 3. Prince Escales makes a speech, threatening to kill them if they start another fight 4. Bonvolio tells the story to the Montagues and they talk about how Romeo is depressed 5. Benvolio finds out Romeo is depressed because of a girl Rosaline and Benvolio tries to cheer him up by telling him to look at other girls
Act 1 Scene 2 1. Paris and Capulet talk about Paris marrying Juliet, capulet says she is too young but if Paris can woo her he can marry her + he invites him to the party2. Capulet orders illiterate servant to give out the invites, stops Romeo on the streets for help3. Romeo finds out that Rosaline is at the party and wants to go4. Benvolio urges Romeo to go so he can see other girls 5. Romeo says he will never see anyone as beautiful
Act 1 Scene 3 1. Lady Capulet and Nurse talk about Juliet’s age and Nurse tells a long story about Juliet being weened and her husband’s inappropriate joke 2.Lady Capulet talks to Juliet about marriage, Juliet says she doesn’t think of it3. lady Capulet tries to convince Juliet to marry Paris by bragging about him 4. Juliet says she will look at Paris that night5. servants comes to tell them that guests arrived
Act 1 Scene 4 1. Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio are going to party, Mercurio is trying to cheer Romeo up 2. Romeo had a bad dream and is still sad 3. Mercurio tells Queen Mab speech 4. Mercurio that dreams are for idiots and mean nothing 5. Romeo says he will go but he has a bad feeling that someone is going to die if they go but he puts his will ing God’s hands and leaves for the party
Act 1 Scene 5 1. Servants gets ready for the party and Capulet welcomes guests 2. Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice and wants him kicked out but doesn’t let Tybalt fight and Tybalt vow revenge 3. Romeo sees Juliet, falls in love, kiss4. Romeo find out Juliet is a Capulet 5. Juliet finds out Romeo is a Montague

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