Romeo and Juliet Act 2 review

Rhyming capulet Two successive lines that rhyme and usually complete one thought.Example: Act 2, Scene 2 lines 74-75.
Enjambment The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line.Example: Act 2, Scene 2 lines 100-101.
Soliloquy A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.Example: Act 2, Scene 2 lines 2-26
Monologue A speech by one character in a play to another character.Example: Act 2, Scene 2 lines 1-25
Blank Verse Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter with 10 syllables. Example: Act 2, Scene 2 lines 6-33
Prose Ordinary form of written language.Example: Act 2, Scene 6 line 35
Hyperbole A deliberate exaggeration or overstatement.Example: Act 2, Scene 2 line 135
Why do you think Romeo is alone at the beginning of the scene? (Act 2 scene 1) Romeo is alone because he is trying to process the fact that Juliet is a capulet. (Act 2 scene 1)
How does Mercutio make fun of Romeo in his speech?(Act 2 scene 1) Mercutio teases and name calls Romeo because he used to like Roseline. (Act 2 scene 1)
Explain the dramatic irony in lines 17-21. (Act 2 scene 1) We know Romeo loves Juliet but however Mercutio and Benvolio do not know about it. (Act 2 scene 1)
What two metaphors does Romeo use in his speech at the beginning of the scene? (Act 2 scene 2) Romeo compares Juliet to the sun and compares her eyes as stars. (Act 2 scene 2)
Romeo is too far away to make physical contact with Juliet. However what does he wish to be to be able to touch her? (Act 2 scene 2) He wishes that he was a glove so he can touch her cheek. (Act 2 scene 2)
What is one example of enjambment in Romeo’s soliloquy? (Act 2 scene 2) An example is lines 21-22. (Act 2 scene 2)
What do you notice about line 33? (Act 2 scene 2) The Friar is talking to Romeo and is calling him a troubled mind. (Act 2 scene 2)
What is Friar doing in the beginning of the scene? (Act 2 scene 3) Friar is piking flowers and weeds for a medication or potion. (Act 2 scene 3)
What do lines 15-22 demonstrate about the Friar’s thoughts on the natural world? (Act 2 scene 3) Friar believes that everyone and everything has a good and bad side to it, also he believes the earth determines life and death. (Act 2 scene 3)
What are the Friar’s motives on agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet? (Act 2 scene 3) Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he believes it might be able to end the tensions between the two families. (Act 2 scene 3)
What do you learn in exchange between Benvolio and Mercutio in lines 6-16. (Act 2 scene 4) We learn that Tybalt has sent a letter to challenge Romeo. (Act 2 scene 4)
On what lines does Mercutio quit joking with Romeo and starts to communicate something serious? (Act 2 scene 4) On lines 83-85 Benvolio tells Mercutio to stop joking because he got carried away. (Act 2 scene 4)
What kind of language would you expect Mercutio to use, given that he is a member of the upper class? (Act 2 scene 4) I would expect Mercutio to be more respectful and serious because of his class. (Act 2 scene 4)
What problem does Juliet have with her nurse during her soliloquy? (Act 2 scene 5) The nurse returns later than what she says and the nurse is making excuses that she is tired than telling Romeo’s response. (Act 2 scene 5)
Who else has mentioned having the same problem with the nurse? (Act 2 scene 5) Romeo has the same problem with having the nurse do things late. (Act 2 scene 5)
In lines 3-8, which words or phases in Romeo’s speech demonstrate foreshadowing? (Act 2 scene 6) “But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy that one short minute gives me in her sight.” This foreshadows that there will probably be trouble between the two families based on this marriage. (Act 2 scene 6)
What is Friar Laurence caution to Romeo. based on Romeo’s past romantic history? (Act 2 scene 6) Friar’s caution is that this action may have a violent ending. (Act 2 scene 6)

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