Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Reading and Study Guide Vocabulary Examples

Analogy Comparison made between two things to show how they are alike in some respects
Imagery Sensory detail, 5 senses writing
Irony Contrast between expectation and reality
dramatic irony irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understand by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play
situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended.
verbal irony a writer or speaker says one thing but really means something completely different
Monologue A form of dramatic entertainment, comedic,solo or the like by a single speaker
Oxymoron Two unlike words go together
Personification Giving human characteristics to something non-human
Example of Irony Juliet is calling Romeo from the balcony and Romeo is actually under it and he can hear her.
Example of Analogy What’s in a name?That which we call a rose.By another word would smell as sweet
Example of Dramatic Irony Mercutio and Benvolvio thinks that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline but the audience knows Romeo is actually in love with Juliet.
Example of Situatonal Irony Romeo wanted to see Roasline,his first love, in the first place but instead fell in love with Juliet at the party
Example of Verbal Irony My life were better ended by their hate,than death prorogued,wanting of thy love-Romeo
Example of Oxymoron Lovehate
Example of Personification The grey-ey’d morn smiles on the frowning night-Friar

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