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adversary
enemy
boisterous
noisy, without discipline, full of energy
nuptial
related to a wedding
sonnet
poem with 3 quatrains and a couplet, 14 lines and ten syllables/line
aside
brief remark made that the other characters don't hear
blank verse
unrhymed verse (commonly iambic pentameter)
characterization
act of describing a character
conflict
struggle between opposing characteristics
couplet
a pair of rhyming lines
epithet
describing word, used to characterize person or thing
figurative language
writing or speech not to be literally interpreted
foil
two contrasting characters
foreshadowing
hints about what will happen later in the plot
round characters
dynamic, develop and change, showing more than one personality trait
flat characters
showing one personality trait, don't character
iambic meter
a foot with one stressed followed by one unstressed syllabled
iambic pentameter
a line with five iambic feet, used often by Shakespeare
metaphor
comparison of two things with out words like "like" or "as"
simile
comparison using words such as "like" or "as"
pun
play on similar sounding words
figurative language
writing or speech not to be literally interpreted
foil
two contrasting characters
foreshadowing
hints about what will happen later in the plot
round characters
dynamic, develop and change, showing more than one personality trait
flat characters
showing one personality trait, don't develop
iambic meter
a foot with one stressed followed by one unstressed syllabled
iambic pentameter
a line with five iambic feet, used often by Shakespeare
metaphor
comparison of two things with out words like "like" or "as"
simile
comparison using words such as "like" or "as"
pun
play on similar sounding words
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?
because they are old
What does Paris ask of Capulet?
if he can marry Juliet
What is Capulet's first answer to Paris' proposal?
no, Juliet is too young
A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris' question. What does he then tell Paris?
That if he can woo Juliet at the feast, they could get married
What problem does the Capulet servant have when asked to invite people to the feast?
he can't read the guest list
What is the name of the woman Romeo loves in the beginning of the play?
Rosaline
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do?
crash the Capulets' feast
How old is Juliet?
13
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet's answer?
she doesn't think about it
Following Juliet's answer, what does Lady Capulet tell Juliet?
that she had Juliet when she was her age, and that Juliet should think about marriage
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
she is the fairy queen, and she influences dreams
What does Mercutio say about dreams?
he says that they are pointless and stupid
What is Romeo's mood at the right before they leave to go to the feast?
he is nervous because he thinks something will happen that will end his life early
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her?
He thinks she is beautiful
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
by his voice
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt?
He says to leave Romeo alone
Explain the first conversation between Romeo and Juliet.
They are flirting and he wants to kiss her
How does Romeo find out Juliet's last name?
He asks the nurse
How does Juliet find out Romeo's last name
She has the nurse ask