Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Exam

What is a Pun? a joke or play on words
Puns involve… words that are similar in sound or a word that has two meanings.
What is the explanation of the “Maidens/Maidenheads” pun? This pun can either be referring to Sampson literally cutting off the heads of the maids, or it can refer to making them lose their virginity.
What is the explanation of the “Feel/Fish/Tool” pun? Gregory is using the double meaning of tool/weapon to be taken literally, as well as to create a joke about Sampson’s genitals.
What is a foil? a character who provides a contrast to another character.
What does a foil do? A foil may emphasize another character’s flaws or may make another character look better by comparison.
Essentially, a foil… is a character that compares and contrasts another character.
How does Draco Malfoy contrast Harry Potter? Draco- Pale, Blonde, Scowl; darkness, evil, dark lord followerHarry- Dark hair, Usually pleasant facial expressions; loyalty, good, Dumbledore apprentice.Draco uses his intelligence and powers to help Voldemort/evil wizards. Harry uses his intelligence and powers to help Dumbledore/good wizards
What are some examples of foils in Romeo and Juliet? Tybalt and Benvolio, Romeo and Mercutio
What is a simile? Figurative language that compares two unlike things using the words like or as
What is a metaphor? Figurative Language that makes a direct comparison of two unlike things
What is personification? Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
What is alliteration? The repetition of constant sounds or letters.
What is a Hyperbole? Obvious and intentional exaggeration
What is an Onomatopoeia? A word that imitates the sound it is associated with
“What say you? Can you love the gentleman?” What do you think? Can you love this man?
“This night you shall behold him at our feast.” Tonight you will see him at our party.
“Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ face,” Look at Paris’ face,
“And find delight writ there with beauty’s pen;” And find joy in his beauty/handsome face;
“Examine every married lineament,” Study his features/Examine every line in his face,
“And see how one another lends content;” And see if it gives you happiness;
“And what obscur’d in this fair volume lies,” And what is hidden/not clearly understood in his face
“Find written in the margent of his eyes.” Will be revealed in his eyes.
“Alas that love, whose view is muffled still,” Love is blind
“Should without eyes see pathways to his will!” Should, without the ability to see, see a way to his soul/Should, without the ability to see, make you do anything!
“Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?” Where should we eat? Oh my! What fight was here?
“Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.” Actually, don’t tell me, I have heard it all.
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.” It has a lot to do with hate and more with love.
“Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate,” Why then, oh hating/fighting love and loving hate,
“O anything, of nothing first create!” Oh anything that’s something made out of nothing!
“O heavy lightness, serious vanity,” Oh heavy lightness and serious comedy
“Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,” Crazy chaos of good people
“Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health” Feather that’s heavy, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health
“I fear, too early; for my mind misgives” I am scared we will be there too early, my mind has second thoughts and suggests
“Some consequence yet hanging in the stars” Some consequence, that is destined to happen
“Shall bitterly begin his fearful date” Will begin to happen/play out today
“With this night’s revels and expire the term” With tonight’s festivities and end the term
“Of a despised life, clos’d in my breast,” Of a miserable life, stuck in my heart
“By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” By something causing my untimely death
“But He that hath the steerage of my course” But consequence has control of my life/future/fate/where I go
“Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen!” Guide me! Here we go young, handsome, men!
What does Romeo’s dialogue in Act 1 Scene 1 mean? Everything that something isn’t-These contradictions communicate his sadness of unrequited love.
What does Romeo’s dialogue in Act 1 Scene 4 mean? Romeo fears his future. He thinks that his early death will be brought upon by tonight’s events. However, he’s ready to go and party!

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