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Copy of Act I: Study Guide

Literary Terms for Romeo & Juliet- Act I

Darcy Perez

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Act I: Study Guide

ACT I: Study Guide ASIDE: A character's comment that is directed to the audience, but is not heard by any other characters on the stage ALLITERATION Repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of neighboring words. Allusion An indirect reference to a well known concept in a literary work. Blank Verse Unrhymed lines written in iambic pentameter. Characterization Revealing the characters through what they say, do, think, look, and what others say/think about them. Comic Relief A humorous scene/event/speech in a drama with a serious mood. It provides "relief" from the emotional intensity. Conflict The central struggle between opposing forces. EXTERNAL: man v.man
man v. nature
man v. society
INTERNAL: man v. himself Dramatic Irony The audience/reader knows something that the characters do not. Figurative Language •hyperbole, metaphor, personification, simile. Foil A character who provides a strong contrast to another character Foreshadowing Clues to prepare the reader for events tht will happen later in the story. Metaphor Comparison of 2 unlike things Oxymoron A figure of speech in which opposite ideas are combined •jumbo shrimp
•civil war
•same difference Simile Using like or as to compare two unlike things. Pun A humorous use of words:
1. that are similar in sound OR
2. of a word that has several meanings. Foreshadowing hints or clues as to what will happen next
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