to examine with care; to study
inevitably; forced by circumstances
a tomb; a mausoleum
placed in a tomb
a breakout of a fatal endemic disease; bubonic plague
bad luck; misfortune
quarantined in a house because of contact with the plague
"... That murd'red my love's cousin - with which grief
It is supposed the fair creature died -
And here is come to do some villainous shame
To the dead bodies. I will apprehend him."
a word or phrase that signifies an object or event which in turn signifies something, or has a range of reference, beyond itself
"I am the greatest, able to do least,
Yet most suspected, as the time and place
Doth make against me, of this direful murder;
And herre I stand, both to impeach and purge
Myself condemned and myself escus'd."
Friar Lawarence's apt use of antitheses in his account
"Meagre were his looks;
sharp misery had worn him to the bones;
And in his needy shop a tortoise hung"
"But chiefly to take thence from her dead finger
A precious ring - a ring that I must use
In dear employment"
an excuse given to Balthasar
a figure of speech in which someone (usually absent), an abstract quality, or a non-existent personage is addressed as though present
"I do beseech you, sir, have patience;
Your looks are pale and wild, and do import
placed in a tomb
death is a kind of retorative medicine for intense emotional suffering
poison as a cordial
a poisonous evergreen tree with red berries
"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 be set
As that of true and faithful Juliet."
a symbol of restoration and unity for the people
"the untying of the knot"; the conclusion or resolution that follows the climax.
"See what a sourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys
the Prince's sober words
"I dreamt my lady came and found me dead -
Strange dream, that gives dead man leave
to think! -
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips
that I reviv'd, and was an emperor."
Romeo on a street in Mantua