What Is Important In Act 1 Of Romeo And Juliet

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Register to read the introduction… Epithet a descriptive adjective or phrase used to characterize someone or something.

Figurative language language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense.

Example Act 1, scene 5, lines 44-53

Example Act 1, scene 4, lines 27-28
Foreshadowing the use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest what action is to come.

Example Act 1, scene 4, lines 106-113

Iambic meter unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

Iambic pentameter five verse feet with each foot an iamb (a total of ten syllables).

Metaphor comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them.

Example Act 1, scene 5, line 44:

Simile a comparison made between two dissimilar things through the use of a specific word of comparison such as like and as. Example Act 1, scene 5, lines 45-46

III. Questions:

Prologue: 1. The play takes place in the city of
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The expression "star-crossed" means that their relationship was doomed from the beginning. It is an old English saying. The whole idea of astrology is that the stars have something to do with what happens to us, they used to think that the stars governed events that happened here on earth.

Scene 1: 3. At the beginning of the first scene, Gregory and Sampson (servants of Capulet family) are fighting. Sampson is the one who bites his thumb as Abram (servant of Montague family) as sign of disgrace them. 4. Benvolio is the person who tries to break up the fighting by saying to Sampson and Gregory that they don’t know what they are doing. 5. The Prince makes the decree that either they stop the fight or be put to death. 6. Romeo has been acting weird lately and has been locking himself away from people, so his family has been worrying about him. 7. Romeo is so sad because he is in love with someone who doesn’t love him. 8. Benvolio tries to advise Romeo that he should forget her and throw her out of his mind. By putting his eyes on other women.

Scene 2: 9. Capulet thinks that it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace because they are both old and don’t want to die. 10. Paris asked Capulet to give Juliet to him to

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