R&J Test

  1. Shakespere was born on......
    April 23, 1564
  2. He married...and they had... children
    • Anne Hathaway
    • 3
  3. He died at the age of...on...
    • 52
    • on his birthday
  4. The... influenced the way Shakespere wrote his plays.
    Elizabethian Age
  5. Romeo and Juliet was based on...
    an aincent Italian tragic tale
  6. In Romeo and Juliet, the two fall in love at first sight. Shakespere presents them as....
  7. Themes:
    • Light and Dark
    • True Love and Immaturity
    • Fate/Fortune and Bad Choices
    • Time
    • Revenge
  8. dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignigied character or characters who are involved in historically or socially signigicant events
  9. a weakness in a character that brings about his or her downfall
    tragic flaw
  10. a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
    tragic hero
  11. a chorus of one character who identifies the problem, the characters, the setting, the play's ending, and sets the mood (like the exposition)
  12. a dramatic device in which a characer speaks his or her thoughts aloud, in words meant to be heard by the audience but not the other characters
  13. a humorous scene, incident, or speech that is included in a serious drama to provide a change from emotional intensity; because it breaks the tension, it allows an audience to prepare emotionally for the events to come
    comic relief
  14. an unusually long speech in which a character alone on stage expresses his or her thoughts aloud
  15. a ridiculous and often stereotyped character involved in a far fetched or silly situation
  16. a character who hilights traits in another character, usually by contrast
    (character) foil
  17. lines that have some puncuation at the end to indicate a pause or stop in th reading
    end-stopped lines
  18. lines that have no puncutation at the end; the meaning is completed by subsequent lines
    run-on lines
  19. two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme; used by Shakespere to puncuate a character's exit, signal the end of a scene, or hilight an important idea
  20. poetry with syballe metric feet (one accented syllable followed by one accented syllable) ex. to be or not to be
  21. five metrical feet per line
  22. ten syllables; every other one is stressed
    iambic pentameter
  23. unrhymed iambic pentameter
    blank verse
  24. fourteen line poem
  25. a fourteen line poem; each line is in iambic pentemeter; three quatrains followed by a couplet
    Shakesperean sonnet
  26. poem or stanza of four lines; most common stanza length in English poetry
  27. using a play on the multiple meanings of a word or words that sound alike but have differnet meanings
  28. a refrence to something historical, scientific, religious, mythica, or literary outside of the work itself
  29. words which have disappeared from common use
    archaic words
  30. a figure of speech consisting of a form of antithesis in which conradictory terms are brought together for emphasis
  31. a seemingly self-contradictory statement
  32. addressin a person or objec who can not answer as if it/he/she could
  33. a figure of speech that makes a comparison between things that uses like or as
  34. language that appeals to the senses
  35. a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison without the use of like or as
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R&J Test
Test- Monday, March 7, 2011