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Prose
Language based on sentences w/out any metric structure/ pattern
Poetry
Language written in verse w/ organized form & metrical structure
Meter
-Rhythm of emphases/ stresses made into a regular pattern
-Regularizes rhythm of / and U syllables into recognizable patterns
Blank Verse
-Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
-Form Shakespeare used for most of his plays
Foot
Unit that measures the arrangement of unstressed and stressed syllables
-One unit of rhythm in a verse
Unstressed Syllables
U
Stressed Syllables
/
Iamb
Unit/ foot consisting of U syllable followed by / syllable
Pentameter
Five metrical feet in each line, each foot consisting of one iamb (U /)
Iambic Pentameter
Verse that has 1 iamb/foot, 5 ft/line, total of 10 syllables/line
Sonnet
Favorite type of poem written in English
-Consists of single, 14-line poems
-Sometimes whole narratives written in this form
Petrarch
14th century poet who invented the sonnet
# of Sonnets written by Shakespeare
154
Quatrain
Sets of four lines in a sonnet (3 of them)
Couplet
Two lines at end of a sonnet
Thematic Structure of Sonnets
1st 2 Quatrains: set up problem; 3rd Quatrain: begins to answer problem; Ending Couplet: tries to solve problem
The Montagues
Lord, Lady, Romeo, Abram, Benvolio, Balthasar
The Capulets
Lord, Lady, Juliet, Nurse, Tybalt, Sampson, Gregory, Old Man, Peter
Neutral Characters of Romeo & Juliet
Chorus, Prince Escalus, Count Paris, Mercutio
Bawdy Characters (Vulgar, Obscene)
Mercutio & Nurse
Lady Capulet
Formal & Standoffish
Foil
Character who provides strong contrast to another character
-Writers use to emphasize distinctive traits/ make character look better by comparison