Act 1: Romeo and Juliet

” I do but keep the peace” Benvolio
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.” Romeo
“I’ll look like, if looking liking move.” Juliet
“She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.” Lord Capulet
“A villain that is hither come” Spoken by Tybalt to Romeo
“This night you shall behold him at our feast” Spoken by Lady Capulet to Juliet
“Thou talk’st of nothing” Said by Romeo to Mercutio
“A bears him like a portly gentleman” Said by Lord Capulet to Romeo
Doth Does
’tis it is
ay yes
nay no
thee you (second person familiar; obj. form)
thou you (second person familiar; subj. form)
wert were (second person familiar)
Scene 1: A fight A fight breaks out between servants of two rival families, the Capulets and the Montagues. Two leading characters of the drama, Tybalt and Benvolio, take over the fight. We meet the star, Romeo, who is depressed because Rosaline doesn’t want to fall in love. His cousin, Benvolio tries to help by suggesting him to look at other people.
Scene 2: Juliet’s dilemma Wealthy gentleman, Paris, wants to marry Juliet, daughter of Capulet. Romeo and his friends find out there is going to be a capulet party.
Scene 3: Mother knows best Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet, tells juliet that Count Paris will be there and wants to marry her.
Scene 4: Some Mischief Romeo and his two friends, Mercutio and Benvolio, decide to crash a capulet party.
Scene 5: The party Tybalt is angry when e sees that Romeo is a montague at the party. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet see each other and fall in love
Aside a short speech, usually directed at the audience and not heard by the other characters on stage.
Foil when two opposite characters contrast each other to prove a point.
Oxymoron figurative language that mixes opposite words (silent, screams or liquid gas)
Personification figurative language that assigned human characteristics to non-human objects
hyperbole an exaggeration made for the sake of emphasis
pun a play on words, frequently based on different meanings of words that sound alike
Metaphor a direct comparsion of two unlike things
inference using information in the story, and your own common sense, to make logical guesses
foreshadowing clues that hint at future events and outcomes
foreboding foreshadowing of something bad

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