Mrs. Hulme Honors English Romeo and Juliet Quotes and Dramatic Terms

“True, I talk of dreams; / which are the children of an idle brain, / Begot of nothing but vain fantasy.” Mercutio
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” Romeo
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet.” Juliet
“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say good night till it be morrow.” Juliet
“These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume.” Friar Laurence
“A plague on both your houses.” Mercutio
“Oh, I am fortune’s fool.” Romeo
“Graze where you will, you shall not house with me.” Capulet
“Delay this marriage for a month, a week; / Or if you do not, make the bridal bed / In that dim monument where Tybalt lies.” Juliet
“Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear.” Juliet
“Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir.” Lady Capulet
“What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” Tybalt
“Oh, dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.” Romeo
“Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man. / Fly hence and leave me.” Romeo
“Capulet! Montague! / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate / That Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! / And I, for winking at your discords too, / Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.” The Prince
a disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events anticlimax
an address to an object, item, or person, who really is not there (physically) apostrophe
a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play. aside
comic episodes in a dramatic or literary work that offset more serious sections comic relief
conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie dialogue
a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character dramatic foil
irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play dramatic irony
be a warning or indication of (a future event) foreshadowing
a long speech by one actor alone on stage in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program, another character is meant to hear it monologue
an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play directly to audience soliloquy
preppy Mercutio and peacful Benvolio are an example of dramatic foil
Romeo being banished would be the ___ anticlimax
Mercutio is an example of __ __ comic relief
Benvolio and Mercutio thinking Romeo is still in love with Rosaline after the party is an example of __ ___ dramatic irony
Romeo thinking Juliet is dead is an example of __ __ dramatic irony
Friar Laurence saying “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.” is an example of foreshadowing
Juliet’s speech on the balcony is an example of a __ (Romeo could hear her) monologue
Romeo’s “what light through yonder window breaks” speech is a __ soliloquy

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