Literary Devices in Romeo and Juliet, Part 5

Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.What mood is created by the oxymoron and paradox in this excerpt? seriousness
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powderWhich, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.What effects does the foreshadowing in Friar Laurence’s warning to Romeo have? Check all that apply. A., C., E.
Read Romeo’s comment after killing Tybalt in Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: O! I am Fortune’s fool.Romeo’s statement foreshadows the fact that the lovers have no control over their destinies.
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Mercutio: Help me into some house, Benvolio,Or I shall faint. A plague o’ both your houses!They have made worms’ meat of me: I have it,And soundly too:—your houses! [Exeunt MERCUTIO and BENVOLIO.]Which emotion most motivates Mercutio to speak these words? his desire for revenge on both families
In Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt returns to the scene after he has killed Mercutio and fled. What motivates his return? his hatred for the entire Montague family
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.The purpose of the oxymoron and paradox used in this excerpt is to emphasize a point about love.
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.Which is an example of a paradox within the excerpt? the sweetest honey / Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
In Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet, _____ motivates Mercutio to draw his sword on Tybalt when Romeo will not. anger
What literary device consists of a pair of contradictory words or ideas? oxymoron
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Mercutio: No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses! ‘Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a rogue, a villain, that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.What is foreshadowed by Mercutio’s statement that tomorrow “you shall find me a grave man”? Mercutio’s death
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite: 15Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.Friar Laurence is motivated to offer this warning because he wants to caution Romeo about the consequences of his actions.
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.What do the oxymoron and paradox in this excerpt illustrate about love? IT IS NOT Nothing good ever comes from truly loving another.
In Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet, the nurse returns to Juliet with news from Romeo. Which emotion motivated the nurse to go on this quest for Juliet in the first place? IT IS NOT hope or guilt
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire:The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,And, if we meet, we shall not ‘scape a brawl;For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.Mercutio: Thou art like one of those fellows that when he enters the confines of a tavern claps me his sword upon the table and says, ‘God send me no need of thee!’ and by the operation of the second cup draws him on the drawer, when, indeed, there is no need.Benvolio: Am I like such a fellow?Mercutio: Come, come, thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy; and as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved.Which detail from the excerpt most foreshadows that Benvolio and Mercutio will fight the Capulets? IT IS NOT Mercutio’s comment that Benvolio is moody or Benvolio’s observation that it is hot outside
Read the excerpt from Act III, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire:The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,And, if we meet, we shall not ‘scape a brawl;For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.What motivates Benvolio to utter this warning? his desire to avoid a fight
Read the nurse’s words to Juliet from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Nurse: Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and, I warrant, a virtuous,—Where is your mother?Juliet: Where is my mother! why, she is within;Where should she be? How oddly thou repliest:’Your love says, like an honest gentleman,Where is your mother?’Based on your knowledge of the characters, what does the nurse’s question most likely foreshadow? that what the nurse is about to share may have very serious consequences
Read the excerpt from Act II, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousnessAnd in the taste confounds the appetite:Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.Which pair of words from the excerpt is an oxymoron? violent delights

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