Romeo and Juliet Final study guide

Beginning the act with the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt… forms tension and sets up conflict between Romeo and Tybalt
Which word BEST describes Mercutio’s role in the plot? troublemaker
Why does Tybalt say “peace be with you” (line 21) to Mercutio when he sees Romeo approach? He dismisses Mercutio because his problem is with Romeo.
What does Romeo’s response to Tybalt’s insult (line 31) suggest about Romeo? He is going to dismiss the insult because he loves Juliet
Based on his actions, which BEST describes Tybalt? hot headed
What role does Tybalt play in the drama? antagonist
Which sentence should be included in an objective summary of the excerpt? When Romeo tries to stop the fight, Tybalt slays Mercutio.
In lines 25-26, Tybalt uses the word “love” as verbal irony to emphasize his dislike of Romeo.
Which lines could be cited as an example of dramatic irony? Lines 36-37
When Mercutio says, “Ask for me tomorrow,” (line 65) he uses a pun to express the fact that he has been fatally wounded.
Mercutio’s repeated declaration, “A plague o’ both your houses!” emphasizes the central idea the Montagues and Capulets are doomed.
What does Mercutio mean when he says, “They have made worms’ meat of me”? He knows he is dying.
What purpose does Mercutio’s death serve in the plot? It causes Romeo to fight for his friend’s honor
Why does Romeo think he is “fortune’s fool” (line 105)? His goal is to make peace w/ Tybalt but ends up killing him
If the play were a comedy , which of the following outcomes would most likely happen? Romeo & Juliet have a happy wedding attended their families
In Mercutio’s declaration, “A plague o’ both your houses!” the word houses means families
Which word does Shakespeare use to create the pun , “and you shall find me a grave man”? grave
What is the effect of Romeo’s slaying of Tybalt The turning point is when Romeo is banished.
Conversation among characters Dialogue
A long speech by one character directed towards another character Monologue
A long speech delivered by a character who is alone on stage Soliloquy
A small comment intended to be heard only by the audience Aside
When someone says something but means the opposite Verbal Irony
When the audience knows something that a character does not Dramatic Irony
The problem or struggle a character faces Conflict
An event that directly affects the outcome of the conflict Turing Point
A drama that has a happy ending Comedy
A drama that presents serious events that end unhappily Tragedy
The character who is hostile towards and opposes the main character Antagonist
The leading character or one of the major characters in a piece of literature Protagonist
A noble character with a lot to lose and a personal weakness Tragic Hero
A character’s weakness that brings about their downfall Tragic Flaw
A joke using the multiple meanings of words Pun
A character who is used to contrast another character Foil Character
An event that leads to outcomes which affect the plot of the story Cause
The result of a cause Effect
Hyperbole exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
Metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable (Symbol/comparison)
Personification the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Simile a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).

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