Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. A feud betweEn the montague and capulet families disrupt the city of Verona. This causes the tragic results for romeo and juliet. Revenge, love and a secret wedding causes tragic events for this young couple. It causes the two to "grow up" fast which results in the two commiting suicide. The conflict soon ends between the two families.
Metaphor: A metaphor is comparing two things without using like or as. Act 1, Scene 2, Line #4: Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.
Dramatic Irony: The reader/audience know significant meanings of the characters actions or words, but the character does not. Act 1, Scene 4, Lines #11-15: Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling. Being but heavy, I will bear the light. Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance. Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble Soles.
Imeragy: Figurative language used to represent objects actions or ideas that appeals to physical senses. Act 1, Scene 5, Line #4: Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
Conflict: A struggle that typically happens between a protagonist and an antagonist. Act 1, Scene 1, Lines #50-56: Say "better." Here comes one of my master's kinsmen. Yes, better, sir. You lie. Draw, if you be men. — Gregory, remeber thy washing show.
Characterization: A description of nature or features of someone or something. Act 2, Scene 2, Lines #33-34: O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Rhyme/Rhythm: Rhyme is the pattern of words with similar sounds. Rhythm is a beat with little to no meaning. Act 5, Scene 3, Lines #321-326: A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned and some punishéd. For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
Sonnet: A 14 line poem using 10 syllables per line. Act 1, Scene 5, Lines #92-105: If I profane with my worthiest hand. This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stan. To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this, For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss. Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too? Ay, pilgrim, lips they must use in prayer. O, the, dear saint, let lips do what hands do. They pray; grant thou lest faith turn to despair. Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake. Then move not, while my prayers' effect I take.
Personification: Giving a nonhuman thing a human trait. Act 2, Scene 3, Lines #1-2: The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Chequering the eastern clods with streaks of light.
Simile: Comparing two things using like or as. Act 1, Scene 4, Lines #25-26: Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
Rhyming Couplet: A pair of two lines that rhyme and usually have the same rhythm. Act 1, Scene 1, Lines #106-107: Oh, where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray.
Tragic Hero: A character that makes an error that leads to his/her own destruction. Act 2, Scene 1, Line #7: Romeo! Humors, madman, passion, lover!
Tragic Flaw: The weakness of a character that brings the downfall of the tragic hero. Act 5, Scene 1, Lines #24-26: Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars! Thou know'st my lodging. Get me ink and paper, And hire post horses. I will hence tonight.
(Romeo and Juliet Acts and Scenes ⬆️)
We have chosen this song because it fits well with our theme of everyone keeps secrets. This song is from the popular show Pretty Little Liars and it is played as the main theme for the show. It is about a girl who tells someone very close to her a secret and that person told it, so now the girl wants to get revenge. We chose this song because Romeo and Juliet have a secret that only Friar Lawrence and the Nurse; that is their marriage. There is another secret where Friar Lawrence told no one about giving Juliet the sleeping potion.
The Secrets We Hide
we struggle to have meaning
in this world which we all know
we try but yet we wonder
where we all should go
hidden in the questions
which we can not find
the answers are all hidden
deep inside our minds
hidden in our soul
is the life we try to hide
but in time it will find you
and it will release
all of its secrets hidden beneath
so before it ruins the life you have made
release those dark secrets
and the memories will fade
hidden in our lives are stories left untold
of the things we didn't want them to know
but once you tell somebody
and make your feelings known
the struggle will be over
and you'll finally be home
We have choosen this poem because it describes how someone who keeps a secret will soon tell that secret. In Romeo and Juliet, Frair Lawrence and the Nurse are the only ones who knwo about Romeo and Juliet getting married. In Act 5 Scene 3, Romeo and Juliet both commit suicide because of their love for each other. Frair Lawrence tells the Prince of Verona to punish him and no other person for what had happened. He explains how Romeo and Juliet got married in secret, and how he gave Juliet the sleeping potion.
News Article: https://experiencelife.com/article/keeping-secrets/
We have choosen this article because it desribes how keeping secrets can change how a person acts, behaves or how their emotions change. It also explains how someone can easily hide another person's secret from the public. Frair Lawrence and the Nurse never told anyone about Romeo and Juliet. They kept their marriage from the public. Frair Lawrence even kept the secret of Juliet having the potion, which resulted in a horrible tragedy: Romeo and Juliet's deaths.