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What does Romeo say in the first scene that links sadness with time and what technique is used here?

"Sad hours seem long"

- This quote is ironic would soon get over his love for Rosaline


Analyse an example of an oxymoron Romeo uses in Act 1 scene 1?

"Oh brawling love, oh loving hate"

- 'loving hate' may indicate Tybalts love for violence whilst brawling love could indicate the complications of Romeo and Juliets relationship


What quote from Act 1 Scene 1 relates love with smoke and what technique had been used here?

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs"

- a metaphor had been used here


What quote from Act 1 Scene 1 relates lovers tears with a sea and what technique was used here?

"Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears"


How does Romeo describe Rosalines beauty if she dies and what does this contrast with?

"When she dies, with beauty dies her store"

This quote contrasts with how Romeo views Juliets beauty when she 'dies' later on in the play as he says "Why art thou yet so fair"


What does Romeo ask Benvolio to teach him and what technique is used here?

"Oh teach me how I should forget to think"

- Irony is used here as it already seems like Romeo hasnt been thinking before he acts throughout the play


How does Romeo describe the impact of love in Act 1 Scene 2?

"kept without my food, whipped and tormented"


What does Romeo say in Act 1 Scene 2 that shows that he doesnt believe he will meet anyone fairer than Rosaline at the ball?

"no such sight to be shown"


Give a quote from Act 1 Scene 3 that uses wordplay to describe Romeo's heavy soul

"You have ...... nimble soles, I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground"


In Act 1 Scene 3, Romeo says that love is too..

"rough, too rude, too boisterous , and it pricks like a thorn"


In Act 1 Scene 3, what does Romeo say right after Mercutio says "Dreamers often lie" and what does this about Romeos character?

" bed asleep"

- This shows that Romeo doesnt want to accept reality


Give a quote in Act 1 Scene 3 where Romeo foreshadows death

"some consequence yet hanging in the stars"


Analyse a quote from Act 1 Scene 5, that links Juliet with light?

"She doth teach the torches to burn bright, It Jewel in an Ethiop's ear"

- highlights Romeo quick change of loving Rosaline to loving Juliet
- Uses light imagery to portray Juliet as the only light he sees


Give a quote from Act 1 Scene 5 where Romeo uses religious language to portray his love for Juliet and what does this tell us?

"my lips, two blushing pilgrims"

- Romeo's Immaturity as he only just met Juliet
- Link with religion highlights the purity of their love


In Act 1 Scene 5, what does Romeo say after finding out that Juliet is a capulet?

"My life is my foe's debt"


Give a quote from Act 2 Scene 2 whene Romeo compares Rosaline with Juliet

"It is the east and Juliet is the sun"


(Act 2 Scene 2), Romeo says "The brightness of...

What technique is used in this line?

her cheeks would shame those stars, as daylight doth a lamp"

- simile


Give a quote from Act 2 Scene 2 that links to Romeos conversation with Benvolio in Act 1 Scene 1

In Act 2 Scene 2, Romeo says "I am not Romeo". This links to the quote from Act 1 Scene 1, "I am not here, this is not Romeo" which may indicate that perhaps Romeo's love for Juliet isnt that different from Rosalines


Give a quote from Act 2 Scene 2 that highlights the theme of meeting at night

"nights cloak"

- metaphor


Analyse a quote from Act 2 Scene 2, that shows Romeo's immature behaviour

"Forgetting any other home but this (Juliets Balcony)"

This shows that Romeo has lost control over reality and is consumed by the idea of love


Give a quote that indicates Romeo loss of feelings for Rosaline, in Act 2 Scene 3

"Rosaline...i have forgot that name"


Give a quote from Romeo, in Act 2 Scene 6, where he challenges death and what technique is used here?

love-devouring death do what he dare"

-repetition of 'd' portrays the power of death


Give 2 quotes, from Act 3 Scene 1, where Romeo tries to keep peace with Tybalt

1. "The reason that i have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage"
2. 'love thee better than thou canst devise'


Give 2 quotes from Romeo, in act 3 scene 1, that foreshadows dark events to come

1. ' This days black fate on more days doth depend'
2. ' Oh, I am fortunes fool'


Give a quote, from Act 3 Scene 1, that suggests that Juliets beauty made Romeo weak (when Tybalt killed Mercutio and Romeo let it happen) and why is this ironic?

"Thy beauty hath made me effeminate"

- This line is ironic because Romeo kills Tybalt a few moments later, so Romeo can be seen to have a steel, and not weak, heart.


In Act 3 Scene 3, what does Romeo say that suggests that he thinks Banishment is worse than death

'Banishment! Be merciful, say death'


Give a moment from Act 3 Scene 3, that suggests that love makes people bold/brave

Romeo refuses to get up and hide when someone is heard knocking on the friars door. He says 'not i' after being asked to hide


What is the effect of the one short sentence/word, 'farewell.', at the end of Act 3 Scene 3?

It highlights the fact that it will be the last time that the Friar sees Romeo


Give two quotes, from Act 5 Scene 1, that uses situational irony

1. 'some joyful news at hand'
2. 'cheeful thoughts'
3. 'breathed such life with kisses'


What does Romeo say after hearing that Juliet is 'dead', in Act 5 Scene 1

'I defy you stars'


Give a quote, from Act 5 Scene 1, that shows how Romeo wanted the poison to act, when he drank it?

'As violently as hasty powder fired'


Give a quote, from the last scene, where Romeo's violent nature is portrayed, and state the technique used here

'I'll tear thee joint by joint, and strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs'

- personification


Give a quote that indicates that Romeo had no initial intention of killing someone in the tomb + why may he have said this quote?

'By heaven I love thee better than myself'

- he may feel that he is a sinner, and hates himself for it


Give a quote, from Act 5 Scene 3, where Romeo shows sympathy after killing Paris

'I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave'


Give three quotes, from Act 5 Scene 3, where Romeo describes Juliets state in the tomb?

'why art thou yet so fair'
'Crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks
'Death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath'


Give a quote that is linked to Juliets quote from Act 2 Scene 2, 'follow thee my lord throughout the world'

'I will stay with thee, and never...depart again'


In Act 5 Scene 3, how does Romeo describe the stars?

'inauspicious stars'