Romeo and Juliet study guide Mrs Duffy (2017)

allusion an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly
duality refers to having two parts
aside 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.
blank verse An un-rhyming verse written in iambic pentameter
diction the style of enunciation in speaking or singing
iambic pentameter a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable’EX- two HOUSEholds, both Alike in DIgnity.
indirect characterization the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character’s speech, actions, or appearance
juxtaposition contrasting
monolouge is a speech delivered by one person, or a long one-sided conversation that makes you want to pull your hair out from boredom
oxymoron a combination of contradictory or incongruous words EX-(as cruel kindness)
paradox a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true
personification the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman
pun a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
rhyme scheme is a poet’s deliberate pattern of lines that rhyme with other lines in a poem or a stanza
soliloquy an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play
sonnet a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line
Prologue of scene 1 (What does this mean)”Two households both alike in dignity(in fair Verona where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the loins of these two foes A pair of star- crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows. Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love. And the continuance of their parents’ rage. Which , but their children’s’ end, naught could remove, Is no the two hours’ traffic of our stage-The which, if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend In the beautiful city of Verona, where our story takes place, a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into a new violence, and citizens stain their hands with the blood of their fellow citizens. Two unlucky children of these enemy families become lovers and commit suicide. Their unfortunate deaths put an end to their parent’s feud. For the next two hours, we will watch the story of their doomed love and their parents’ anger, which nothing but the children’s deaths could stop. If you listen carefully, we will make up for everything we did not mention, on stage.
Who said it? (Act 1 scene 1)”I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.” What does this mean? Benvolio.This means “I am only trying to keep the peace. Either put away your sword or use it to help me stop this fight.
Who said it? (Act 1 scene 1)”What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the world. As I hate hell, all montagues, and thee. Have thee, coward. Tybalt

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