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How are the Capulets and Montagues alike?
They have the same social status

Where does the play take place?
Verona

Who do Sampson and Gregory first encounter in the city square?
Abram and Balthasar, of the Montagues

Who tries to discourage the battle?
Benvolio

Prince Escalus declares that the next time the families disturb the peace, they will pay
with their lives

Montague and Lady Montague are concerned about Romeo because
he is depressed

Capulet’s initial objection to Paris courting his daughter is due to
his daughter only being 13

What irony faces Capulet’s servant?
he cannot read

The servant approaches Romeo to ask
if he can read

The servant tells Romeo and Benvolio they may attend the party if
they are not Montagues

Benvolio suggests Romeo attend the party in order to
see if he might find another woman better than Rosaline

The first action Romeo takes at the dance is to
find out who Juliet is

When Tybalt discovers Romeo’s presence at the feast, he
wants to duel him

What does Juliet discover about Romeo through the nurse at the end of the scene?
he’s a Montague

Benvolio asks Mercutio to
help him find Romeo

Benvolio warns Mercutio that taunting Romeo will
make him mad

In Romeo’s opening speech in Act 2, Scene 2, he refers to Juliet as
the sun

Romeo claims he does not know what name he should identify himself by because
he is a Montague

Juliet tells Romeo not to swear his love by the moon because
the moon changes

Romeo confesses that he has come to see the friar because
he wants to marry Juliet today

Romeo claims his love for Juliet is different from his love for Rosaline because
Juliet loves him

When the friar says Romeo’s love “could read by rote, that could not spell,” he suggests
Romeo is playing the part of the lover but is not really in love

Benvolio and Mercutio are discussing Tybalt because
Tybalt has challenged Romeo to a duel

The nurse warns Romeo against
falsely leading Juliet on

What is Juliet waiting for at the start of the scene?
for news from the nurse

At the end of the scene the nurse finally reveals that Romeo will
marry Juliet in the friar’s cell

What will be Juliet’s excuse for leaving the house to go to church that afternoon?
she will be in confession

What advice does the friar give Romeo about love at the start of Act 2, scene 6?
love moderately

The friar prays that the heavens will
smile upon Romeo and Juliet’s marriage.

The friar compares too-passionate love to
fire and gunpowder.

Juliet considers herself wealthy because
she has real love

rythm
demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables in verse form

meter
the rythm of a poem

rhyme
repetition of similar surrounding sounds occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs

rhyme scheme
a poet’s deliberate pattern of lines that rhyme with other lines in a poem or a stanza (ABAB, CDCD…)

alliteration
a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series

assonance
when two or more words close to one another repeat the same vowel sound but start with different consonant sounds; similar vowel sounds in the word

consonance
refers to repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase, often takes place in quick succession

simile
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things with the help of the words “like” or “as”

personification
an idea or animal is given human attributes

hyperbole
an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis

couplet
successive lines in a verse (2)

tragedy
the downfall of the main character (anything that includes)

aside
speech that an actor delivered that not everyone hears

comedy
a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical

monologue
speech delivered by a character to himself, or to others in a lengthy form

dialogue
where 2 characters or more are having a conversation

soliloquy
character saying his/ her thoughts, usually alone at stage, where the audience can hear but other characters can’t

Couplets
Two lines that rhyme (back to back)

Simile
Figure of speech used to make comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

Metaphor
Figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using “like” or “as”

Personification
Giving non-human subjects human characteristics

Symbol
An object, event, or action that represents something beyond itself

Alliteration
The repetition of the same beginning sound

Onomatopoeia
The imitation of natural sounds in words

Haiku
A style that is unrhymed and consists of three lines with a total of 17 syllables

Limerick
A five line humorous poem consisting of a triplet and a couplet

Sonnet
A fourteen line poem consisting of three four line stanzas plus a couplet at the end

How many plays did Shakespeare write?
37 plays

How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?
154 sonnets

where was Shakespeare born?
Stratford-Upon-Avon on April 23, 1564

Shakespeare died at what age?
52

What happened to the globe theatre?
it burned down on 1613

Upper Stage
place where bedroom/balcony plays took place

Globe theatre flag
showed what type of play was being played

Why does Romeo jump the wall after the party?
To visit Juliet

What did Romeo do to Juliet at the party?
He kisses her

Who else loves Juliet?
Paris

How old does juliet have to be for her to marry?
14

Why was it too late for Juliet to not love Romeo?
He already kissed her

Who was Romeo’s old crush?
Rosaline

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