The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet study guide

Who begins fighting with Benvolio when he tries to stop the fighting among the servants? Tybalt
Why does Benvolio urge Romeo to attend the Capulet Feast? To forget Rosaline
Why does Lady Capulet think that Paris is an especially good match for Juliet? He’s handsome and rich
Without announcing their arrival in a speech, who decides to attend the feast? Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? By his voice
A line of blank verse normally contains _____ syllables 10
In blank verse, ____ ____ syllable is stressed Every other
Lines of blank verse ___ ___ rhyme. Do not
The pattern of syllables and stresses in blank verse is known as _____ _____ iambic pentameter
Shakespeare would depart from blank verse from time to time to imitate the rhythms of real or ____ speech. everyday
When Romeo says to Juliet “have not saints lips and holy palmers too?”, what is he hinting at? he wants to kiss her
When Mercutio calls dreams “…children of an idle brain,” what is he telling Romeo? Keep your brain active
By describing him what image does Lady Capulet use to encourage Juliet to look fondly on Paris? A book
The imagery used by Mercutio suggests that he is what kind of person? Solid and practical
The imagery used by the Nurse suggests that she has what kind of nature? Down to Earth, hippy, life affirming
What is Juliet, as she stands at her window, lamenting about and why? Romeo’s family name
In the scene outside Juliet’s window, Romeo says that since it is night what does he fear? Juliet is just a dream
Romeo first tells Friar Lawrence about meeting and falling in love with Juliet, the Friar teases Romeo about what? Forgetting Rosaline too quickly
After he learns that Tybalt has challenged Romeo to a duel, what does Mercutio tease Tybalt about? His manner of fencing
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? end the feud between the two families
A dramatic foil is a character who ____ with another character. Contrasts
Using a dramatic foil is a way of highlighting a character’s ____ Traits
Benvolio can be viewed as a straightforward, sincere, and rather subdued foil for his quick-witted and ever-lively friend _____ Mercutio
The cautious attitude of _____ contrast with Romeo’s impetuous desire to be married. Friar Lawrence
Though old, this foil to Juliet is quite capable of verbal play and teasing. This character is the ____ Nurse
“Now old desire doth his deathbed lie, and young affection grapes to be his heir” Desire, deathbed
“If love be blind. Love cannot hit the mark” love
“it is the East and Juliet is the sun!” not personified
“The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, as daylight doth a lamp” Cheek
“swits and spurs, swits ad spurs; or I’ll cry a match” Not personified
What happens when Romeo interferes in the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio? Tybalt stabs Mercutio
what does Juliet think when the Nurse first brings news of Tybalt’s death? Romeo is dead
Romeo is comforted when the Nurse brings him a ring from whom? Juliet
Why do the Capulet’s postpone Juliet’s wedding to Paris until Thursday? It is too close to Tybalt’s death
At the end of Act III What kind of advice does the Nurse give Juliet? Marry Paris
A speech in which a character stands alone on a stage and speaks directly to the audience is called a ___ soliloquy
An ___ is a brief remark to the audience outside the hearing of other characters aside
A ____ is addressed to other characters monologue
Benvolio’s speech to the Prince explaining the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt is an example of a _____ Monologue
A soliloquy reveals a character”s thoughts or ___ emotions
What was the tone of Romeo’s speech to Friar Lawrence after he is sentenced to banishment? He is full of despair and self-pity
What was the tone of Juliet’s speech as she awaits evening and her reunion with Romeo Impatient and full of joy
What is the tone of Juliet’s monologue following the news of Tybalt’s death Confused, defensive and then caring
What is the mood of Friar Lawrence’s when he speaks to Romeo? Disturbed, then forgiving and encouraging
What is the tone of Benvolio’s describing to the Prince the events Forceful and then honest and sincere
An allusion may refer to something from ___ History
Juliet alludes to Phoebes Appollos, the _____ _____ in classical mythology sun god
Romeo refers to _____, the mood goddess Cynthia
An _____ or a ____ of mythology can be helpful in understanding allusions encyclopedia, dictionary
An allusion draws on ___ images, or feelings associated with the reference ideas
How will Juliet end her dilemma? By killing herself
Because of whose advice does Capulet think that Juliet has become obedient to him? Advice of Friar Lawrence
Juliet fears what i she awakes in the burial vault before Romeo arrives? She is going to go mad
What does Friar say to console the Capulets and Juliet’s “death”? Juliet is in heaven
Dramatic irony is a device where by a character’s words or ____ mean one thing to the character but something else to the audience or reader. actions
Dramatic irony can make the ____ want to step into the play and help the characters understand the situation. audience
An effect of dramatic irony is that it adds ____ or tension. suspense
An example of dramatic irony occurs in Act IV when ____ is speaking with Paris in Friar Lawrence’s cell. Juliet
Another example is when the Capulet’s prepare for Juliet’s marriage to Paris, but it is actually a ____ funeral
“Rather than marry Paris…bed me go into a new made grave and hide me with a dead man in his shroud” Prepare’s reader for all the terrible things that are going to happen
“Hold, daughter, i do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution as that is desperate which would prevent” Juliet’s actual entombment
“I pray thee leave me to myself tonight: For I have need of many orisons to move the heavens to smile upon my state” Juliet drinking the poison
In scene iv, Juliet describes all the terrible things that might happen if she wakes before Romeo arrives to rescue her from the tomb. all the terrible things
“She’s not well married that lives married long but she’s best married that dies married young” Romeo and Juliet dying young

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