Romeo and Juliet Bookmark Definitions

Monologue A long uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters
Example of Monologue In faith, I will lef me pursue this face…
Soliloquy A speech in which a character is alone on stage and expresses his or hers thoughts aloud
Example of Soliliquy The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse…
Old Words, Idioms The dialect of the day, words that are no longer used
Example of Old Words, Idioms Star crossed lovers.
Clipped Words Leaving out letters from words, usually to fit the iambic pentameter
Example of Clipped Words “Good e’en fellow””Good evening fellow”
Alliteration Repetition of the initial constant sounds used to sound poetic
Example of Alliteration “I’ll look like if looking liking move”The letter L
Familiar Words, Old Meanings Words that are familiar to the language, but had differnt meanings
Example of Familiar Words, Old Meanings She shall not stay the siege of loving termsstay= submit in this quote
Foreshadowing Words that predict the future
Example of “Wisely and slow, They stumble that run fast”
Oxymoron Combining contracting words
Example of Dove feathered raven! Wolvish- raving lamb!
Allusions A reference to a historical figure or event to explain a present situation
Example of The shady curtain’s from Aurora’s bed
Puns and Double Enders A word play that occurs when two words pronounced and spelled in closely the same way have different meanings; used when making a joke, but also to show Shakespeare’s knowledge of the english language
Example of What do you do when your wheels wear out? Retire.What did the boss say when he sold the circus? It was a fair deal.
Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to five senses
Example of If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two brushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Simile A comparison between two unlike objects- always using as or like
Example of Thy wit, that ornament to shape and love,Misshapen in the conduct of them both,Like powder in a skilless soldier flaskIs set afire by thrine own ignorance
Metaphor One thing is spoken of as a thought it were something else- the comparison is stated directly
Example of This precious book of love, this unbound lover.
Personification Giving non- living objects living characteristics
Example of the sun advance his burning eye

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