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Romeo and Juliet

Abscond (Verb) to run off and hide
Advocate (Verb) to recommend; to speak in favor of
Bandy (Verb) to exchange words; to discuss casually
Charisma (Noun) personal appeal or attraction; magnetism
Dastardly (Adjective) cowardly and treacherous
Efface (Verb) to obliterate; to wipe out
Entity (Noun) anything having existence
Gist (Noun) the main point
Ingrate (Noun) a person who offers no thanks
Jaded (Adjective) worn out; dulled
Jeopardize (Verb) to put in danger
Mesmerize (Verb) to hypnotize
Ogre (Noun) a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant
Status quo (Noun) existing situation or state of affairs
Waylay (Verb) to interrupt or attack unexpectedly
What does the chorus say will happen to the two lovers? That they will take their life
What does Escalus say he will do to anyone who fights in the future? He will sentence them to death
How does Benvolio say the fighting began The Capulets and the Montagues servants were fighting and he was trying to break it up
According to Benvolio and Mercutio how has Romeo been acting recently?
What remedy does Benvolio suggest for Romeo's problem? To find another girl
In scene 2 what does Capulets tell Paris he will have to do in order to marry Juliet? Has to get Juliet to like him
Why does the servant ask Romeo to read the list of guests who are invited to the party at the Capulet's The servant cannot read
What makes Romeo decide to go to the party He wants to see Rosaline
In scene three we learn that Juliet is how old? 13
What is the nurse's opinion of Paris? She said he's a man of wax (perfect).
How do Romeo and friends plan to hide their identities at the Capulet's party? They wear masks
At the end of scene 4 how does Romeo react when he first sees juliet? To what does he compare to her he falls in love with her and compares her to a jewel in an Ethiop's ear
At the end of scene 4 what does Romeo fear? Going to the party will bring out his early death.
How does Juliet react to Romeo in their first meeting? She says she has fallen in love with him.
How does Tybalt react to the news that Romeo is at the party? How does Capulet react? Tybalt wants to Romeo to be killed
Foil A character in literature who contrasts another character in the story
Foreshadowing Refers to hints about future events into the story
Hyperbole Exaggeration that is not meant to be taken literally
Pun A play on words
Conflict Struggle between opposing forces
Adversary Enemy
Nuptial Wedding
Portentous ominous
Name the 2 families fighting Capulet family; Montague family
Who is the head of the Montague family? Lord Montague
Who is the head of the Capulet family? Lord Capulet
Where is the play set? Verona
What does "star-cross'd" mean? The relationship of the two lovers is doomed to fail.
What are some details that confirm the Prologue is a sonnet? The prologue is 14 lines in length. It is written in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line that alternate between an unstressed and a stressed syllable). The rhyme scheme is abab
What family do Sampson and Gregory work for? Sampson and Gregory work for the House of Capulet.
Identify examples of puns in the exchange between Sampson and Gregory. Some examples of puns are: coals
For whom are Abram and Balthasar working? Abram and Balthasar work for the House of Montague.
To which families are Tybalt and Benvolio connected? Tybalt is a Capulet and Benvolio is a Montague.
What does Benvolio's name mean? Benvolio means "good will."
How is Tybalt related to Juliet? Tybalt is Juliet's cousin.
Who says this: Part fools! Put up your swords
What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word
Who broke up the first fight? The Prince broke up the fight.
After the fighting has stopped the Prince makes a promise regarding further fighting. What is it?
Which character in this scene does Benvolio describe as "fiery." Tybalt is described as "fiery".
Lady Montague asks Benvolio if he has seen Romeo. What does Benvolio reveal about Romeo's mood? Benvolio saw Romeo but Romeo avoided him. He seemed to want to be alone.
What examples of Romeo's strange behaviour do Benvolio and Montague discuss? Benvolio said that Romeo is avoiding him. Old Montague says that Romeo "Shuts his windows
Name that literary term: When the author makes a reference to something outside the play like a Greek God.
What does Romeo mean by this ...
Out of her favour where I am in love. (1.1.162) Romeo is in love with someone but she does not love him back.
What is an oxymoron? An oxymoron is a figure of speech that links contradictory (opposite) terms or ideas. "Jumbo shrimp" is an example of an oxymoron.
What are the oxymorons that Romeo uses in lines 165-177? Brawling love
Loving hate
Heavy lightness
Bright smoke
Cold fire
Sick health
Still-waking sleep
Where has Benvolio found Romeo walking before dawn? sycamore grove
How many brawls have there been between the families? three
Why can't Romeo have Rosaline? She has sworn never to marry
"Part fools
"Let two more summers wither in their pride ere we may think her fit to be a bride." Who said it?
What "lengthens Romeo's hours"? Not having his love returned or sadness
Approximately how old is lady Capulet? 26
If you ran away with all your employer's money you would be
Celebrities sometimes _____ for charities. advocate
The robbers ______ the gentleman on his way to the bank. waylaid
The _________________ count plotted to kidnap the maiden. dastardly
Thomas is very ________; people are drawn to his charm. charismatic
Iambic pentametre Line of verse with 5 metrical feet (u -)
Blank verse Lines of unrhymed iambic pentametre
Soliloquy A speech in a play in which a character who is alone talks about their thoughts or feelings
Pun a play on words that are identical in sound
Groundlings The part of the audience who stands around the stage
Assonance The repetition of identical or similar vowels
Consonance The repetition of a sequence of 2 or more consonants inside words or at the ends of words
Alliteration The repetition of a consonant sound in a sequence of nearby words
Comedy A dramatic genre that ends with a wedding. It usually contains humour.
Tragedy A dramatic genre that ends with the death of the protagonist.
Irony A statement where the literal meaning is different from the actual implied meaning
Sarcasm Crude + taunting use of praise for dispraise. From a Greek word
Imagery Mental pictures created by a text
Exaggeration or hyperbole A comment or description that makes something seem better
Understatement A statement that makes something seem less important
What was the name of Shakespeare's theater? The Globe Theater
Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Globe Theater was in London
The ruler when Shakespeare was born was Elizabeth I
Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway
Shakespeare wrote these types of plays. tragedies
A pun is a play on words when the word has more than one meaning.
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme couplet
the pattern of rhyme in a poem rhyme scheme
chorus a person or group of people who act as a narrator
Mercutio cousin to the prince; friend of Romeo
Benvolio Montague's nephew
Tybalt Juliet's cousin
Nurse Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.
Friar Laurence A priest and friend of Romeo
Created by: MsMorganEBHS
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