Romeo and Juliet Act I Study Guide

Parts of a perfect Elizabethan sonnet 3 quatrains of alternating rhyme, ends in a heroic couplet, iambic pentameter
“Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife” means….. their death will end the feud of the families
Which two characters are foils? Benvolio and Tybalt
Benvolio is a symbol of… peace
Tybalt is a symbol of… rage
“Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out, and makes himself an artificial night.” means It foreshadows Romeo death because he is always in a dark place and dark=death
What is Romeo “pouting” about in the beginning? That he is in love but he is not loved back
Why does Benvolio suggest that Romeo goes to the masquerade? So Romeo will find a new girl and forget about Rosaline
“Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” foreshadowing, and dramatic irony
What does Romeo compare love to? Religion
“Maintains such falsehood, then turns ears to fire; And these who often drowned could never die” When Romero says this he means. If he ever does not love Rosaline he hopes he burns and dies.
Why does Lady Capulet send the Nurse away and then bring her back when she is talking to Juliet? Because she does not know how to talk to her own daughter, she feels uncomfortable without anyone else there.
Does Juliet want to get married? Not on the inside, but she is obedient to her parents and does what they say
“No less? Nay, bigger. Women grow by men.” this means Said by the nurse, Pun it means women learn about life while being married to men but the other meaning is women physically grow bigger when they become pregnant.
“A visor for a visor” (A mask for a mask) this is a… Paradox, under a physical mask our face is a mask because we never act like ourselves.
Who is Queen Mab? A fairy who makes mischief in one’s mind or dreams.
Benvolio states dreams are… Inconstant
Romeo is as inconstant as a dream because he never makes up his mind, he is constantly whining and changing his love
What did Renaissance people think dreams did? Predicted the future
Romeo has dark dreams, what is this an example of? Foreshadowing, because back in the Renaissance time, dreams predicted the future, it is predicting his death.
What is ironic about Romeo when he goes to the party? Romeo sobs over Rosaline in the beginning, but as soon as he sees Juliet, he forgets her and changes his mind.
Tybalt spends his whole life… looking for trouble, he is constantly searching for a fight with the Montagues
What does Romeo compare prayers to ? Kisses
“My life is my foe’s debt. Pun: Romeo is saying his life belongs to his enemy, or Juliet(the center of his life) belongs to his enemy
The Prologue is spoken by who? The chorus
What are the 2 main literary devices used in the prologue? Foreshadowing and Dramatic Irony
“But all so soon as the all-cheering sun Should in the farthest east begin to draw The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed,”What is the literary device used, and who spoke it? Montague: Allusion it alludes to Aurora the goddes of dawn.
“As is the bud bit with an envious worm” Spoken by and signifigance? Montague: foreshadows Romeo’s death it means Romeo’s life will get cut short before he gets the chance to grow.
“Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, Still-waking sleep that is not what it is!” Who spoke it and what literary device is it using? Romeo: oxymoron
“Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she: She’s the hopeful lady of my earth.” Who spoke it, and what is the signifigance/literary device? Capulet: Personification, and it means all of his kids died but Juliet, so he is extra overprotective around her.
What is Lammaside? Lammaside is Juliet’s birthday,but also the celebration of wheat growth, this is ironic becuase Juliet does not get to “harvest her wheat” meaning live the rest of her life.
“Marry, that “marry” is the very theme” Who is it spoken by, what is the signifigance and literary device? Lady Capulet: A pun is used marry means marriage but also means indeed
“I’ll look to life, if looking liking move But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives me the strength to make it fly.” Spoken by who, signifigance and literary devices. This is spoken by Juliet, it shows that she is obedient to her parents, and the devices used are assonace, consonace, and aliteration
“Not I, believe me. You hae dancing shoes With nimble soles,” Spoken by who, what does it mean and what is the literary devie used? It is spoken by Romeo, the device is a pun: Soles vs souls it means he does not have the spirt to go dance.
The first 14 lines of when Romeo and Juliet meet make a what? Sonnent

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