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1

speaks; communicates

discourses

2

entrust; deliver

commend

3

family members; relatives

kinsmen

4

goodbye; farewell

adieu

5

summoning; calling forth

invocation

6

attribute; relate

impute

7

hostility; hatred

enmity

8

broken vows or oaths

perjuries

9

a soft, heated substance applied to a sore part of the body

poultice

10

one who changes or fluctuates

waverer

11

indecent; naught

bawdy

12

ruins; confuses

confounds

13

persuade or cause to do something

procure

14

rambling; babbling

drivelling

15

sickly; pale

sallow

16

"What a change is here!

Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear,

So soon forsaken? Young men's love, then, lies

Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes."

Friar Lawrence's surprise

17

"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls,

For stormy limits cannot hold love out ...

Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me."

Romeo's passion and boldness

18

a direct, implicit comparison between two unlike things (does not use like, as, or than)

metaphor

19

"Well, you have made a simple choice; you know not how to choose a man. Romeo! no, not he ..."

a comment by the Nurse

20

the repetition of vowel sounds in successive words

assonance

21

"O, be some other name!"

Juliet's lament

22

"Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,

Having some business, do entreat her eyes

To twinkle in their spheres till they return."

an example of personification

23

"humors! madmen! passion! lover!"

Mercutio describing Romeo

24

happily; willingly

fain

25

"These violent delights have violent ends,

And in their triumph die; like fire and powder,

Which, as thy kiss, consume. The sweetest honey

Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,

And in the taste confounds the appetite.

Therefore love moderately: long love doth so;

Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow"

would make a good Central One Idea