Romeo and Juliet Final Exam

Metaphor Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one things becomes another things without the words like, as, than, or resembles.
Simile Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, resembles, or than.
Personification Special kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman things or quality is talked about as if it were human.
Alliteration Repetition of the same consonant sound in words that are close together in a poem.
Assonance Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem.
Comic Relief A humorous scene or speech in a serious drama which is meant to provide relief from emotional intensity and by contrast, to heighten the seriousness of the story.
Foreshadowing the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later on in the plot.
Imagery Language that appeals to the senses.
Verbal Irony A writer of speaker says one things but really means something completely different.
Situational Irony Occurs when there is a contrast between what we expect to happen and what really does take place.
Dramatic Irony Occurs when the audience or the reader knows something that a character in a play/story does not know.
Pun A play on the multiple meanings of a word, or on two words that sound alike, but have different meanings.
Soliloquy An unusually long speech in which a character who is on stage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.
Allusion Reference to a statement, a person, a place or an event from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
Epithalamium A wedding song
“Is the law of our side if I say ‘ay’?” Aside
“As is a bud bit by an envious worm” Simile
“Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!” Oxymoron
“With Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit,” Allusion
“Of limping Winter treads” Personification
“Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.” Metaphor
” …And what obscured in this fair volume lies Find written in the margent of his eyes. This precious book of love, this unbound lover, To beautify him only lacks a cover… That book in many’s eyes doth share the glory, That in gold clasps locks in the golden story;…” Extended Metaphor
“with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead” Pun
“love is a tender thing … too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn.” Personification
“In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men’s noses as they lie asleep;” Imagery
“Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,” Foreshadowing
“It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear-“ Simile
” My ears have not drunk a hundred words” Personification
” The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,” Personification
“Hist! Romeo, hist!一O, for a falconer’s voice, To lure this tassel-gentle back again! Bondage is a horse, and may not speak aloud,” Allusion
“…the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy’s butt shaft” Allusion
” Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow” Oxymoron
” But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Metaphor
” This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath,” Metaphor
” As glorious to the night, being o’er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven.” Simile
” Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be” Simile
” Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves” Simile
” Romeo will answer it. Any man that can write may answer a letter. Nay, he will answer the letter’s master, how he dares, being dared” Foreshadowing
” How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night,” Alliteration
” But love thee better than thou canst devise Till thou shalt the reason of my love; And so, good Capulet, which name I tender As dearly as my own, be satisfied.” Dramatic Irony
” Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.” Pun
” for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” Foreshadowing
” O, I am fortune’s fool!” Metaphor
Juliet’s monologue at the beginning of scene 2 Epithalamium
“Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Towards Phoebus’ lodging” Allusion
“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;” Personification
” And that bare vowel ‘I’ shall poison more” Foreshadowing
“O, break, my heart! poor bankrout, break at once! To prison, eyes; ne’er look on liberty! Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here” Foreshadowing
“O, break, my heart! poor bankrout, break at once! To prison, eyes; ne’er look on liberty! Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here” Dramatic Irony
” O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face!” Metaphor
” Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven! wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show! Just opposite to what thou justly seemst, A damned saint, an honorable villain” Oxymoron
“And say’st thou yet that exile is not death? hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, No sudden mean of death, though ne’er so mean” Foreshadowing
” She shall be married to this noble earl” Dramatic Irony
All of scene 5 Aubade
” Night’s candles are burnt out, and the jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.” Personification
” ‘Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia’s brow;” Allusion
” O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale.” Foreshadowing
” To bear a poison, I would temper it; That Romeo should, upon receipt thereof, Soon sleep in quiet. O, how my heart abhors To hear him named and cannot come to him, To wreak the love I bore my cousin Tybalt Upon his body that hath slaughtered him! Find thou the means, and I’ll find such a man.” Puns
” Go in; and tell my father; to Laurence’ cell, To make confession and to be absolved.” Verbal Irony
“For Venus smiles not in a house of tears.” Allusion
“Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears, Or shut me nightly in a charnel house, O’ercovered quite with dead men’s rattling bones” Imagery
“No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest” Personification
“The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade” Metaphor
“Henceforward I am ever ruled by you” Dramatic Irony
“Marry, sir, ’tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. Therefore he cannot lick his fingers goes not with me.” Comic relief
“Death lies upon her like an untimely frost” Simile
” Upon the sweetest flower of all the field” Metaphor
“O woeful time!” Personification
“Hath death lain with thy wife. See, there she lies” Personification
“Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir” Metaphor
“Sharp misery had worn him to the bones” Personification
“Culling of simples. meager were his looks, Sharp misery had worn him to the bones, And his needy shop a tortoise hung, An alligator stuff’d, and other skins Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves a beggarly account of empty boxes” Imagery
“And that the trunk may be discharged of breath As violently as hasty powder fired doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s womb” Simile
“Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back” Personification
“The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law” Metaphor
“There is thy gold-worse poison to men’s souls.” Metaphor
“Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death” Metaphor
“Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth” Personification
“Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath” Personification
“We see the ground whereon these woes do lie, But the true ground of all these piteous woes” Pun
” A glooming peace this morning with it brings, The sun for sorrow will not show his head” Alliteration/personification
Friar Laurence
Lady Capulet
Lady Montague

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