Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet Study Guide

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What meter does Shakespeare usually use?

Iambic Pentameter

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When was Shakespeare born?

1564

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When were Shakespeare's plays done?

2-4 PM

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Shakespeare's contemporaries?

Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlow

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What did Shakespeare do?

He was a playwright, actor, and partial owner of the globe theater

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What is the name of Shakespeare's acting company?

The Lord Chamberlain's Men, then the Kingsmen

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What was the name of the time Shakespeare lived?

Elizabethan

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What play was being played when the globe theater burnt down?

Henry the 8th

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Did Shakespeare create the plot of Romeo and Juliet?

No

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What type of plays did Shakespeare write?

History, Comedy, Romance, Tragedy

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How does the fight in scene one start?

The servants of both families fight

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All of the following words are archaic(no longer in use) except?

Halt

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“Something about untimely death”- what event does this quotation predict?

Romeos death

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Sonnet question, the term cuplet refers to two lines of poetry that rhyme with each other, and are written in iambic pentameter.

Both are true

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What information does Shakespeare provide in the prologue?

Romeo and Juliet will die and that it will end the feud between families

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How is Mercutio a foil to Romeo?

Romeo and Mercutio look at women differently: Romeo falls in love, Mercutio is horny, he makes love then ditches.

~ A foil means characters in a play that can be a foil for another. ~

~ For example, Maddox-Rusandu, the opposite. ~

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When Romeo says that Juliet is the sun, what metaphoric device is it?

A metaphor

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What is the figure of speech involved when Romeo says Juliet's cheeks are so bright they do something with her cheeks?

Hyperbole

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Why does friar Laurence rebuke Romeo?

Because he loved Rosaline and quickly switched to Juliet

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Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry the couple?

To end the feud

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What kind of mood is Mercutio in when Romeo and he are walking down the street?

Angry mood

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What's the turning point of the play?

Tybalt’s death

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What is Romeo's punishment for killing Tybalt?

He is exiled

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Why does Romeo not want to fight Tybalt?

He is married to Tybalt's cousin(Juliet)

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Juliet responds to the news of Tybalt’s death with?

Uncontrollable weeping

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Why does Friar Laurence think that Juliet is brave enough to take to potion?

Because she wanted to kill herself before.

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What are the physical effects of the potion on Juliet?

Faint pulse, lose color in the cheeks and lips, cold body (could be all of the above)

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Who brings Romeo the news from Verona?

Balthasar

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What is the climax of the play?

When Juliet really dies in real life no fake no lie(gone wrong)

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What is the Friar's deadly mistake?

Marrying Romeo and Juliet

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Quote by Romeo

Give me a torch; I am not for this ambling. Being but heavy, I will bear the light.”

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Quote by Juliet

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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Quote by Friar Laurence

“For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancor to pure love.

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Quote by Mercutio

Fairies

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Quote by Prince

“If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. 100 For this time all the rest depart away.”

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Quote by Tybalt

“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: Thou art a villain.”

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Quote by Nurse

“Marry and thy men…”

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Quote by Lord Montague

“But I can give thee more, For I will raise her statue in pure gold, That whiles Verona by that name is known, There shall no figure at such rate.”

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Quote by Lord Capulet

“Die in the streets ugly ho!”

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Quote by Benvolio

“Come, he hath hid himself among these trees, To be consorted with the humorous night. Blind is his love, and best befits the dark.”

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