Romeo and Juliet act 1-3

adversary enemy
boisterous loud; noisy
Nuptial Pertaining to Marriage
Aside words spoken not to be heard
Blank verse unrimed iamic contamator
Characterization how an author reveals a personality
Conflict A main Struggle between apposing forces
example of external conflict Man/man, Man/nature, Man/socioty
example of Internal conflict man/self
Couplet two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Epithet descriptive adjective, or phrase used to describe someone.
Figurative Language Language not intended to be taken literally, such as a metaphor, personification
Foil Character who sets off another character by contrast
foreshadowing use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen
iambic meter stressed and unstressed syllables
iambic pentameter rhyme within poem using 10 syllables
metaphor comparison between two unlike things
Simile comparison using like or as
Pun humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest multiple meanings.
cunning showing skill and achieving ones ends
vile extremely unpleasant
Predominant Present as the strongest or main element
unwieldy difficult to carry or move because of its size or shape
analogy a comparison between two things
imagery visually descriptive or figurative language
irony expression of one’s meaning by using language that signifies the opposite
dramatic irony significance of a characters words or actions
situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended.
verbal irony irony which a person says one thing and means another
monologue form of a dramatic entertainment by a single speaker
oxymoron self-contradictory effect
personification comparison of something human to something non human
banishment forced to leave the country by official decrey
dexterity skill in performing task especially with your hands
idolatry worship of an idol or physical object
reconcile restore a friendly relations
exile a state of being band from a country
fickle changing frequently
gallant brave or herowic
allusion reference to a statement, person, place, or event in literature, history, or religion
climax most intense, exciting part of the story
dramatic structure exposition, rising action
symbol an object that can represent an idea or felling
In what city does this play take place? Berona, Italy
Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”? Faits are crossed
Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? Capulets and Montagues’
Who tries to break up the fighting? Prince
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montegue and Lord Capulet? If the Capulets and Montagues fight ever again, they’ll all die
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him? He is sad
Why is Romeo so sad? Romeo is in love, but Juliet doesn’t love him back and she wont sleep with him.
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? Find someone else
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace? Because they are old.
What does Paris ask about Capulet? to marry Juliet
What is Capulet’s first answer? she needs to be 16, but she is 14
A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris’ question. What does he then tell Paris? Come to the party and if she says yes, go for it.
What problem does the servant have? he cant read
What is the name of the woman Romeo loves? Roseline
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do? go to the Capulets party
How old is Juliet? 13 about to be 14
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feel about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer? It is an honor I dream not of
Following Juliet’s answer, what does lady Capulet then tell Juliet? that she was Married at that age.
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what doe she or it do? She’s a fairy mid-wife, Queen of the fairies. She causes dreams
What does Mercutio say about dreams? Dreams dont mean anything
What is Romeo’s mood at the end of this scene? Fearful and afraid that something bad is going to happen
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? He thinks she is attractive, he loves her.
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? His voice
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Leave him alone; don’t want to mess up Romeo’s reputation.
Explain what the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet. He kisses her twice-pilgramage to the holy lands
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? The nurse
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? The nurse
What does Mercutio say about “blind love”? If love is blind, it cannot see first sight
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to? the sun
How does Juliet “speak, yet…[say] nothing”? Body language
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say? He wishes he were that hand
Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say? deny thy father and refuse thy there
What does Juliet say about names? They don’t mean anything
Why is Juliet embarrassed? She wanders if she has been too easy
Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose? They want to get married
What has Friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket? poisonous flowers
Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason? So that the family feud would end
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt? a fighter
What is the the nurse saying to Romeo in lines 157-163? dont lead her on
How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo? The nurse helps her by ladder
The nurse is supposed to be gone only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long? 3 hours
How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating to Juliet? She is avoiding talking about Romeo
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so? Love her average and it will go a long way
Why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight? its hot outside
What does Mercutio accuse Benvolio of in lines 15-30? fighting with anybody
What does Tybalt call Romeo? A villain
Why wont Romeo fight Tybalt? To keep peace
What does Mercutio think is the reason Romeo refuses to fight? He is a coward
Why does Mercutio keep repeating ” A plague o’ both your houses”? He hates them both
What does Romeo say that Juliet’s love has done to him? His temper has softened
Why does Romeo call himself “fortune’s fool? He billed Tybalt
When Benvolio relates to the Prince what happened, what does he say Romeo tried to do before Mercutio was killed? He tried to step in
What does Lady Capulet accuse Benvolio of? lying
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? Pay of fine
Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse to return? She wants to hear news
What piece of news has upset Juliet the most? Romeo is punished
What does the nurse promise to do? To go find Romeo
Explain Romeo’s Reaction to the news of his banishment. He would rather be dead
What argument does Friar Laurence use to prevent Romeo from killing himself? Your being a woman
What does the nurse give to Romeo? a ring she bid
What does Capulet tell his wife to say to Juliet? she is getting married Thursday
As Romeo is Preparing to leave Juliet, What argument does she use to convince him to stay? It is not morning yet.
Later, why does Juliet think Romeo should leave? she doesn’t want him to get caught
Just as Romeo is about to descend the rope ladder and leave Juliet, what does Juliet say about the way Romeo looks? He looks pail
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying? Tybalt is dead
When Lady Capulet threatens to send someone to Mantua to poison Romeo, what does Juliet say? she wants to see him dead herself
After Lady Capulet breaks the news about Paris, what is Juliet’s response? She wont marry Paris
If Juliet’s mother does not arrange to delay the marriage, what will Juliet do? Kill herself
What is Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s threats? Very mad
What is the nurse’s advice to Juliet? go ahead and marry Paris
How does Juliet’s attitude toward the nurse change? She gets mad when she says to marry Paris and starts tricking her.
What “scheme” does Juliet devise to get rid of the nurse and to get out of the house? she sent the nurse to get Paris, and she is going to find Romeo.