Romeo and Juliet

personification non human person place or thing that is given human qualities
poetic justice virtue is ultimately rewarded or vice punished often in modern literature by an ironic twist of fate
pun humorous take off on a word words sound identical but have different meanings (double meaning)
simile comparison using like or as
soliloquy long speech given by one character that is not listened to by other characters in the play often speech reflecting the inner thoughts of the character or spoken only to the audience
sonnet 14 line lyric poem usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter
tragedy a drama in which the central character who is of noble stature meets with disaster and misfortune. the tragic heros down fall is usually the result of fate a serious character flaw or a combination of both
paradox two opposing view points that can be true at the same time (a statement or situation that appears to be false, but in reality expresses possible truth)
oxymoron figure of speech that is self-contradictory
monologue a long speech by one character that is listened to by the other characters in the play
metaphor an implies comparison between two unlike things that do not use like or as
foreshadowing clues in a literary work that suggests events that have yet to occur
foil a character who brings out the personality trait of another giving a sense of contrast
dramatic irony the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
comic relief scenes that give the audience humorous relief from the tragic plot
blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter one pattern of stressed syllables and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry ten syllable lines in which every second syllable is stressed sounds like Da DUM Da DUM
aside a short conversation in which a character speaks directly to the audience or to another character but none of the other characters on stage can hear it
allusion a reference in a literary work to a person place or thing from another work. allusions are usually a brief reference to well-known characters or events
Petrarchan lover somebody obsessed with the idea of being in love
unrequited love loving someone who doesn’t love you back
conceit extended metaphor between two unlike things
malapropism an inappropriateness of speech resulting from the use of one word for another
Shakespeare is known for sonnet poetry
in text citations “line/line”(rom.act.scene.line numbers).
when did Shakespeare write Elizabethan era
born when? 1564
married who Anne Hathaway
3 children Susanna hamnet judith
produced works between 1589-1613
retired? died? 49.. 3 years later (52)
questions about Shakespeare did he write his plays?was he catholic when it was against the law?what did he actually look like?
tragic flaw Romeo:hastePetrarchan loverJuliet:naivecharacteristics that cause the tragedy
Sunday street fightprince warns themRomeo goes to Capulet ball falls in love with Juliet learn they are enemies decide to marry
Monday married by friar benvolio mercutio Tybalt fightTybalt kills mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt Romeo becomes banished Paris and Juliet’s marriage is arranged Romeo spends the night with juliet
Tuesday Romeo leaves Juliet, Juliet refuses to marry Parisgoes to friar for a solution he gives her a potion that will make her seem dead, takes the potion
Wednesday nurse sees Juliet deadwedding becomes funeralRomeo learns of Juliet’s death, returns to Verona planing to die with her
Thursday Romeo sees Juliet dead him and Paris fight kills Paris kills himself friar arrives Juliet awakes friar hears people leaves Juliet kills herself both families make peace