Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act 2

Malapropism The substitution of an inappropriate word that sounds similar to the proper word Ex. Illiterate him (Obliterate)
Examples of malapropisms in Romeo and Juliet I desire some confidence with you when really the nurse means I desire some conference with you
Allusions Allude (refer) to persons or things in the a bible,mythology,history,or literature with the hope readers will understand the significance. Reinforce the idea or emotion a writer wishes to convey.
Aside A short remark usually intended for the audience (or one other character on the stage) but unheard by other characters on the stage
Example of asides Romeo; (aside to audience) Shall I get more, or shall I speak at this Sampson: (aside to Gregory) is the law of our side, if I say ay?
Soliloquy A speech spoken by an actor who is alone (or thinks he or she is alone) on stage. A soliloquy reveals the character’s thinking
Example of soliloquy Romeo: He hears at scars that never felt a wound.But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is east, and Juliet is the sun.Arise,fair sun, and kill the envious moon….
Monologue A long interrupted speech spoken to other actors on the stage.
Examples of monologue Mercuric: O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you.She is the fairies’ midwife and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone….
Concealment The act of a character hiding from other characters on stage to avoid detection or to overhear conversations
Examples of concealment Romeo: So shalt thou show me friendship. Take thou that:live, and be prosperous:and farewell, good fellow.Balthasar: (Aside) for all this same, I’ll hide me hereabout:His looks I fear, and his intents I doubt
Comic relief A short, funny episode that interrupts an otherwise serious or tragic work. Provides a break in the tension
Examples of comic relief First musician- what will you give usPeter- No money, on my faith,but the gleekI will give you the minstrel First musician-then I will give you the serving creature Peter-then will I lay the serving creature’s dagger on our pate I will carry no crotchets:I’ll re you, I’ll fa you; do you not me?First musician- an you re us and fa is,you note us
Act 2 Scene 1: benvolio and mercutio are mad about how Romeo left them behind Scene2: balcony sceneScene3:Romeo goes to friar lawrence to see if he can get married to juliet Scene4: The nurse comes to see Romeo Scene5:juliet talks to the nurseScene6:Marriage
Peter Capsules servant
Examples of malapropisms Marry sir would I have some confidence with you (conference)
Examples of allusions Mercutio: You are a lover borrow Cupid wings and soar with them

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