Romeo and Juliet Review

everything–the conflict, the setting, the characters, the resolution what event does the prologue reveal about the play?
prince “if you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.”
nurse “thou wast the prettiest babe that e’er i nursed. and i might live to see thee married once, i have my wish”
mercutio “oh then i see queen mab hath been with you. she is the fairies’ midwife.”
romeo “for my mind misgives some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels.
romeo “o she doth teach the torches to burn bright! it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an ethiop’s ear–“
juliet “my only love sprung from my only hate.”
Juliet “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.”
friar Lawrence “love moderately”
romeo “he jests at scars that never felt a wound”
romeo “but, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?”
Friar Lawrence “wisely and slow. they stumble that run fast.”
nurse “jesus, what haste! can you not stay awhile? do you not see that i am out of breath?”
friar lawrence “these violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume.”
mercutio “a plague a both your houses! they have made worms’ meat of me.”
prince “let romeo hence in haste, else, when he is found, that hour is his last.”
juliet “o God, i have an ill-divining soul! methinks i see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb.”
juliet “i’ll to the friar to know his remedy. if all else fail, myself have power to die.”
Juliet “nurse, will you go with me into my closet/to help me sort such needful ornaments/as you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?”
friar lawrence “to wanny ashes, thy eyes’ windows fall like death when he shuts up the day of life…”
capulet “my heart is wondrous light, since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed”
juliet “Prodigious birth it is to me/That I must love a loathed enemy”
capulet “death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”
nurse I think it best you married with the county./O, he’s a lovely gentleman
Romeo “With love’s light wings did I o’eperch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out”
Prince Escalus “All are punished!”
friar lawrence “unhappy fortune! the letter was not nice, but full of charge, of dear import…”
romeo “thus with a kiss i die.”
juliet “o churl! drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? i will kiss thy lips…”
juliet “o happy dagger! this is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.”
prince “see, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love, and i for winking at your discords too have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish’d.”
dramatic foil character who highlights the traits of another character through contrast
blank verse unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
characters of low rank Which characters speak only in prose?
soliloquy lengthy speech in which a character, usually alone on stage, not to the audience
aside brief remark by a character revealing thoughts or feelings to the audience
monologue lengthy speech, addressed to other characters on stage, not to the audience
metaphor a comparison not using like or as
dramatic irony contradiction between what a character thinks and what the audience knows to be true
suspense feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of events
tragedy central character of noble rank meets with disaster
couplet two lines that rhyme–Shakespeare oftentimes ends his scenes with these
Tybalt thrusts a sword under Romeo’s arm How does Mercutio die?
When Romeo and Juliet meet at the party What is the inciting force in the play?
When Romeo is talking to Juliet in the tomb; the audience sees her coming back to life, so we feel things might work out What is the moment of final suspense?
oxymoron a figure of speech that contains two contradictory words
true True or false: Juliet’s crying inspires Capulet to make wedding plans
Romeo Then I defy you, stars!
metaphor What poetic device? “This bud of love, by summers’ ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet”?
simile It seem she hangs upon the cheek of night/As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear–/Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!”
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men the name of Shakespeare’s acting company
It was considered improper Why didn’t women perform on stage?
Act I prologue, Act II prologue, the pilgrim/hand sonnet when Romeo and Juliet meet Where do we see sonnets in the play?
iamb a unit of speech containing one unstressed syllable and one unstressed syllable
The Globe Theatre the name of Shakespeare’s theatre
April 23, 1564-April 23, 1616 the dates of Shakespeare’s life
aside a short remark made to oneself, another character, or the audience, but not intended to be heard by the other characters on stage
why O Romeo, Romeo! O wherefore art thou Romeo? In this line “wherefore” means
blank verse poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
soliloquy a solo speech (usually lengthy) delivered by a single character alone on stage
Juliet’s night speech, Juliet’s potion speech, the Friar’s plant/man speech Provide an example of a soliloquy
Juliet’s “Thou knowest the mask of night” speech, Romeo’s speech in the tomb, Friar’s speech at the end of play provide an example of a monologue
his belief in fate; his inability to listen to his instincts I fear, too early; for my mind misgives/Some consequence yet hanging in the stars/Shall bitterly begin this fearful date…But He that hath the steerage of my course,/Direct my sail!” What does this line reveal about Romeo?
Juliet–when she finds out Romeo killed Tybaltoxymorons “beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical” Who said these lines?When?What figure of speech
antithesis More light and light; more dark and dark our woes is an example of
Friar Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will. And where the worser is predominant,Full soon the canker death eats up that plantWho says these lines?
verbal Well, thou hast comforted me marvelous much. Which type of irony is Juliet using here?
situational type of irony where there is a clever twist that oftentimes takes the reader by surprise

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