Romeo and Juliet

Blank Verse Unrhymed verse written in iambic pentameter
verse Another word for poetry
stressed “preceded” by unstressed syllables iamibic meter
Pentameter 10 syllables per line in verse
commas and periods When reading Shakespeare when do you know to pause when reading aloud?
Place a slash every two syllables:How camest /thou hi/ther, tell me, and wherefore?The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,And the place death, considering who thou art,If any of my kinsmen find thee here.
briefly state the main points in a piece of writing What do you do when you summarize a piece of writing?
Use the punctuation to read in sentence What is one key to summarizing a long passage in blank verse?
She loves Romeo even though he is a Montague What does Juliet mean when she says:What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.
Place slashes for every two syllables:A. Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie.B. And young affection gapes.C.That fair for which love groaned for and would die.
minor or comic Which of Shakespearean drama, characters who do not speak in verse are likely to be
Juliet returns Romeo’s love whereas Rosaline does not Compare Romeo’s love for Juliet to Rosaline?
to set the scene for the play What is the main purpose of the Prologue to Shakespeare’s play
conversation between or among characters What is the definition of dialogue?
to provide information about unfamiliar language What is the purpose of text aids?
aside a brief remark by a character revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings, unheard by other characters
monologue a long speech
metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
soliloquy in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
foreshadow gives clues that suggest what might happen in the future
paraphrase express the same message in different words
tragic hero A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
Character’s motive The reason behind a characters thoughts or actions.
stage directions The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
Friar Lawrence Who is Romeo’s spiritual advisor?
Romeo and Juliet Decide to get married What is the most important development in the PLOT in Act II?
Hopes it end the Feud between families Why does Friar Lawrence decide to marry Romeo and Juliet?
Dramatic Irony (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
comic relief A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood