English Sonnet. The Prologue to Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet is written in the form of an English sonnet . What does Prologue mean? An introductory speech, often in verse, calling attention to the theme of a play. English Sonnet.
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Stanza: Rhyme scheme:
iamb (iambic foot=1 pair)
Example: This entire line
Unstressed + stressed syllable
5 pairs = iambic pentameter
Each line=10 syllables =
5 pairs ofsyllables.
2. Underline words in the prologue associated with LOVE or FIGHTING.
-Example -“A right fair mark, fair coz, is soonest hit.”
-“Ah, my mistresses, which of you all/ Will now deny to dance?”
A briefreference, within a work, to somethingoutside of the work that the reader or audience is expected to know.
Many of Shakespeare’s allusions are to mythology or the Bible.