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Romeo & Juliet . Act 1: Quiz Review (Act 1 study questions). Prayer Review Act i Scene i – What has happened and what do we know? Sonnet – What is it? Act i Scene ii. Sonnet #18

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Act 1 quiz review act 1 study questions
Act 1: Quiz Review (Act 1 study questions)

  • Prayer

  • Review Act i Scene i – What has happened and what do we know?

  • Sonnet – What is it?

  • Act i Scene ii


  • Sonnet #18

  • Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate:Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date:Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed,And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed: But thy eternal summer shall not fade,Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


What is a sonnet
What is a Sonnet?

  • Shakespearean sonnet: an 18 line stanza written in iambic pentameter, that employs the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg, and can be divided into three quatrains and a couplet.14 lines, rhyme scheme, 3 quatrains and the couplet


  • Iambic Pentameter: lines of poetry that can be divided into 5 metric feet with alternately unstressed and stressed syllables.Shall I/ compare/ thee to/ a sum/ mer's dayThou art/ more lov/ly and/ more temp/orate

  • Paraphrase: A paraphrase takes difficult language and explains it in easier, more understandable, language. It is usually as long as and often longer than the original piece. It does not contain any of the original language.


Review act 1
Review: Act 1

  • Analysis of Act 1

  • Why do you think Shakespeare gives away the plot of the play in the prologue?

  • Because the outcome of the main story line has been revealed, thus the audience is aware of the dramatic irony.

  • Dramatic irony:

  • the viewer is aware of something that is going on and the character is not.





  • Analyze the behavior of do you think of her?Tybalt, Mercutio, and Benvolio in Act 1. Based on your analysis, predict what their roles might be in the rest of the play.

  • Benvolio is a good friend that listens and counsels Romeo. Mercutio is a good friend as well, he uses his quick wit and clever mind to entertain and influence Romeo. Tybalt seems to have enormous hatred for the Montagues, he is quick tempered and prone to fighting.


Do romeo s feelings for juliet seem to be different from his feelings for rosaline why or why not
Do Romeo’s feelings for Juliet seem to be different from his feelings for Rosaline? Why or why not?\

  • Is Romeo just in love with love?


  • Compare Romeo’s reaction to Juliet’s when each discovers the true identity of the other.

  • Both Romeo and Juliet are shaken by discovering the true identity of the other. Neither entertains the thought of forgetting or giving up their love, but both seem to struggle with the conflict of their love and their family’s hate.



  • Literary Elements in Act 1: be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • In literary language, the term foil refers to a character with qualities that are in sharp contrast to another character, thus emphasizing the qualities of each. How is Mercutio a foil to Romeo?

  • Mercutio does not seem to worry. He is lively, fun loving, quick tempered and mischievous. Romeo appears to take his life much more seriously and worries a lot. Both possess a clever wit.


  • Foreshadowing be better off with Paris or Romeo? in literature refers to hints about what is to occur later in the text. What example of foreshadowing do you find in scene iv of Act 1?

  • Romeo tells his friends that he has a premonition in a dream that the will meet an untimely death.  


Journal entry
Journal Entry: be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • How would you feel about a romance and possible marriage between Romeo and Juliet?

  • Suppose you overheard the conversation between Tybalt and Capulet on this and the following page. Whose side would you be on? Why?


Who is queen mab
Who is Queen be better off with Paris or Romeo? Mab?

  • Who is Queen Mab? What does Mercutio think she has done to Romeo?

  • A: Queen Mab is a small fairy who causes people to dream what they want to dream about. He jokes that he visited Romeo last night and caused him to dreamabout the party.


Homework assignment
Homework Assignment: be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • Queen Mab: “I DREAMT A DREAM TONIGHT”


Read act 2 scene 1 2
Read: (Act 2 Scene 1 & 2) be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • Speaking Parts:

  • Romeo

  • Benvolio

  • Mercutio

  • The Nurse

  • Juliet


  • Act II be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • Chorus

  • According to the Chorus, what has happened to Romeo’s old love?

  • A: Rosaline has been replaced by Juliet.

  • What is Romeo and Juliet’s major obstacle now?

  • A: Romeo will have to ask Juliet’s father for permission to marry her, and Juliet does not have any power to meet him anywhere because of her close supervision.


Act 2 scene 2
Act 2 Scene 2 be better off with Paris or Romeo?

Why do Romeo and Juliet spend time discussing their names? Why are they

important?

A: Their last names are the main reason why they cannot be together because their

families are feuding. However, they both understand that their names do not

make up who they really are.

Who proposed first?

A: Juliet

In lines 159 and 178, Juliet makes reference to owning a bird—one a falcon and

the other a pet. How do these metaphors characterize the kind of relationship

Juliet wants with Romeo? What does this say about Juliet’s character?

A: She wants to own him and keep him near her like a chained pet. She is the

dominate character.


How does Romeo respond? be better off with Paris or Romeo?

A: He would willingly be her pet.

How is this Juliet different from the one we first met while she was talking to her mother?

A: At first she seemed shy and obedient. Now, she is very dominant and is taking more control over her own life and relationships. She seems more independent.

Line 184 is an example of what literary term?

A: Foreshadowing


Journal entry act 2 scene 2
Journal Entry: Act 2 Scene 2 be better off with Paris or Romeo?

  • Tell about your first true love. Compare and contrast your experience with that of Romeo and Juliet

  • What would you do or say if you knew that Romeo and Juliet were planning a secret wedding.


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