Romeo and Juliet Study Guide: Prologue

What is the place setting of the play? Verona, Italy
What is the relationship between the two households? hatred
What does Shakespeare mean by “star-crossed” lovers? a type of love that should not be happening; unfateful
What happens to the lovers? they commit suicide
What does the chorus ask of the audience in the last two lines? Why? to listen so they can make up for everything they left out
How many lines does the prologue have? 14
How many syllables does each line have? 10
What is a Shakespearean Sonnet? a 14-line, lyrical poem

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