romeo and Juliet Act 2

cunning having or showing skill in achieving one’s ends by deciet
vile extremely unpleasant
predominant present as the strongest or main element
unwieldy difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape, or weight
analogy a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation
imagery the formation of metal images, figures or likenesses of things
irony a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention/attitude opposite to that which is actually started
dramatic irony audience knows something that characters on stage do not
situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was in tended
Verbal Irony where speaker intends to communicate the opposite of what they mean
Monologue a part of a drama in which a single actor speaks alone/a prologued talk, by a single speaker
oxymoron a figure of speech by which a location produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradicting effect
personification giving human characteristics to non-humans
soliloquy a speech delivered by a character alone on stage that reveals the characters thoughts or feelings
What does Mercutio say about “blind love”? “If love be blind, love can not hit the mark” = If love is blind you will not be able to love the right person
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to? the sun
How does Juliet “speak, yet … [say] nothing”? with her eyes, he looks at her eyes and knows what she thinks
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say? he wishes he can be a glove on her hand so he can touch her
Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say? deny thy father and refuse thy name
In a sentence or two, explain what Juliet says about names. she asks what a name is, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet = she doesn’t love him for his name, she loves him for himself
Juliet asks how Romeo got into her place. The orchard walls are high, and Romeo’s life would be in danger if her relatives were to find him there. What is Romeo’s response to these questions? love guided him, on loves wings he flew over the wall, he says he would rather die a violent death than be without her
Why is Juliet embarrassed? she was embarrassed about him hearing her private thoughts, she thinks he is worried about coming off two easy
Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose? To figure out the marriage
What has Friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket? flours and herbs
Explain 21-22: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,/And vice sometime by action dignified”? someone can do something with best intentions but it can turn badly
When Friar Laurence sees Romeo, what comment does Friar Laurence make about seeing Romeo so early in the morning? he said it looked as if Romeo had been up all night
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes?” Young men base their feelings on looks rather than their heart
Friar Laurence agrees to preform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason? Good intentions – to stop the fighting between the two families
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt? He is a great swordsman , he was the prince of Cats
What is the nurse saying to Romeo lines 157-163? She says to keep the marriage a secret, she also tells Romeo about paris because Paris thinks he can marry Juliet
How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo? She tells her parents that she is going to confession
the nurse is supposed to be gone only half hour, but she is actually for how long 3 hours
How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating to Juliet? She is stalling and purposely not giving the information she wants
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so”? Loving too fast is just as bad as loving too slow

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