DEF. romeo and Juliet

A division into two opposing groups dichotomy
The beginning of the play in which the characters, conflict, and setting are introduced Exposition
Predict Foreshadoww
Associations, suggestions, and implications of a word beyond its dictionary definition Connotation
The use of paired opposites in a phrase or description; a situation, place or thing in which opposites coexist. Ex: Bittersweet Oxymoron
A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is substituted for another. Ex: “You’re a pig!” Metaphor
A statement or situation that seems contradictory but actually reveals a kind of truth. Paradox
A person in love with the idea of being in love. The ideals of a Petrarchan lover are as follows: the lover must be melancholy for the sake of the beloved; the beloved must resist (if not reject) the lover’s attentions; the lover must write beautiful poetry to woo the beloved; the lover must suffer from the pangs of unrequited love. Petrarchan Lover
Repeated patterns in actions, words, and objects that often call to mind a symbolic image. These images usually connect to larger themes in the story. Motif
An extended metaphor, in which the comparison between unlike things is drawn out for an entire stanza or poem. Conceit
Themes of Act I: Rebellion, Lust, Dichotomy and Paradox
What (or who!) starts the brawl? THE SERVANTS

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