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1

Which vocabulary word means:

When someone acts very quickly without thinking about the consequences

Impulsive

Romeo is impulsive when he breaks into Juliet’s orchard to see her.

2

Which vocabulary word means:

When someone imagines that things will be perfect

Idealistic

When he describes Juliet as a ‘bright angel’ Romeo is being idealistic.

3

Which vocabulary word means:

When someone is acting like a father, giving care and advice

Paternal

Friar Lawrence’s relationship is with Romeo paternal.

4

Which vocabulary word means:

A society or organisation in which men have all the power

Patriarchal

Elizabethan society was patriarchal; women were treated as property, and had no say in who they married

5

Which vocabulary word means:

Someone who will not follow the rules, or the people who are in charge

Disobedient

Juliet is disobedient when she refuses to marry Paris

6

Which vocabulary word means:

A feeling that something is destined to go wrong

Foreboding

Romeo has a feeling of foreboding on the night before the Capulet ball

7

Which type of love is being described here:

A type of love poem, where the lover never meets their loved one, but instead writes poems comparing them to angels, the sun or the moon.

Courtly Love

Romeo’s attitude to Rosaline, and his initial reaction to Juliet, are influenced by courtly love

8

Which type of love is being described here:

The kind of love where the lovers meet each other and have sex; this can cause violent feelings that are difficult to control.

Physical love

Romeo and Juliet both enjoy physical love once they are married, but this leads to violence and death

9

Which big idea in Romeo and Juliet is being described here:

The idea that men have to protect their family’s reputation, often using violence.

The honour code

The honour code prompts Mercutio to fight Tybalt, who has insulted Romeo

10

What is the name of the era in which Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet?

Elizabethan

In the Elizabethan era (1558-1603), women were seen as property, and had little say in who they married.

11

Which technique is being described here:

The technique of placing two words with opposite meanings next to each other, usually to show confusion.

Oxymoron

When he is confused about his love for Rosaline, Romeo uses lots of oxymorons

12

Which technique is being described here:

The technique of hinting what will happen later in a play, poem or story.

Foreshadowing

In Act 3, Juliet imagines Romeo in a tomb, foreshadowing his death in the Capulet tomb in act 5

13

Which technique is being described here:

When the words at the end of two lines sound the same, often to show two people are in agreement.

Rhyme

When Romeo and Juliet first meet, their lines rhyme with each other

14

Which technique is being described here:

A type of poem, 14 lines long, often about love

Sonnet

When Romeo and Juliet first meet, their conversation forms a sonnet, showing the power of their love

15

What rights did women have in Elizabethan England?

Very few. Men essentially saw women as property, and they had little influence over who they would marry.

16

What always happens in the genre of tragedy?

The hero has a flaw (Romeo’s is that he is impetuous) that leads to his tragic death. After this, order is restored.

17

What could celestial imagery (e.g. stars) represent?

Tragic fate
The ‘star-crossed lovers’ are destined to die from the start; Elizabethans believed that our fate might be controlled by the stars

18

What could religious imagery (e.g. pilgrims) represent?

Beliefs in Protestant England
Elizabethan England was strictly Protestant; Romeo and Juliet can only love each other if they are married in the eyes of God