Love is a Paradox By: Karina, Jillian, Evan, and Caden

Scene 1: Juliet is in love. She calls her nurse to find out the name the stranger from the party. When the words "He is a Montague" come out of the nurses mouth, Juliet is devistated that the man she loves is an offspring of the only man she hates.

Scene 2: Juliet doesn't want to marry Paris. She is married to Romeo. Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a potion. All alone in her room, Juliet is flooded with thoughts. She is willing to do anything for the man she loves to run away with him, but she is flooded with thoughts and is upset and worried, that the potion won't work and she will marry the man she doesn't love, or it works and she won't wake up.

Scene 3: Romeo and Juliet are dead. With a dagger in her chest and poison in his system, they lay together in peace. The Capulet's and Montague's find their children laying dead. The two families decide to stop their feud from getting worse. Happily stopping the feuds, the families sadly bury their children, making sure that a feud doesn't cause anything like this.

William Shakespeare

Poetry and Literacy Terms and Devices


Definition: The humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest to one or more meanings.

Act 3 Scene 1 Lines 39-41

Romeo- “The game was ne’er so fair, and I am done”

Mercutio- “ Tut! Dun’s the mouse, the constable’s own word! If thou art Dun, we’ll draw thee from the mire!”


Definition: Comparing two things without using the words like or as.

Act 2 Scene 2 Line 3

Romeo: “ Juliet is the sun”

Dramatic Irony

Definition: When the audience knows something that the character(s) doesn't/don’t know.

Act 3 Scene 5 Line 93-94

Juliet: “ Indeed, I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him -dead-”


Definition: A figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory terms.

Act 1 Scene 1 Line 181

Romeo: “ O brawling love, O loving hate.”


Definition: Using words to represent a vivid sensory experience.

Act 1 Scene 5 Line 55-56

Romeo: “ So shows a dove trooping with cross as yonder lady o’er her fellow shows.”


Definition: A speech an actor gives as though talking to him/herself

Act 2 Scene 2 Line 2

Romeo: “ But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?”


Definition: When something nonliving is given human characteristics.

Act 2 Scene 2 Line 4

Romeo: “ Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon”


Definition: Comparing a character to a literary figure.

Act 1 Scene 1 Line 217

Romeo: “ Hath Dian’s wit”


Definition: Something that is said in the beginning and is done in the end.

Act 2 Scene 1 Line 49-50

Benvolio: “ Take thou some new infection to thy eye, and the rank poison of the old will die.”


Definition: A comparison of two things using the words like or as.

Act 3 Scene 1 Line 64-65

Mercutio: “ No, ‘tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ‘tis enough, ‘twill serve.”


Definition: Words that start with the same sound in a sentence.

Prologue Line 5

“ From forth the fatal loins of these two foes”

Rhyming Couplet

Definition: When two lines rhyme.

Act 3 Scene 1 Line 158-159

Prince: “ Bear hence this body and attend our will. Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.

Supporting Evidence For the Our Theme

Question: What would they go through for their love?

Evidence: Act 2 scene 2, “I’d rather they killed me than have to live without your love.”

Question: What would they go through for their love?

Evidence: Act 3 Scene 5, “Let me be captured. Let me be put to death, I am content, if that's the way you want it.”

Question: What would they go through for their love?

Evidence: Act 5 Scene 1, “Well, Juliet, I'll lie with you tonight. Let's see how.”

Question: Does being happy and mad only apply to romantic love?

Evidence: Act 3 Scene 5, “Feeling the loss like this, I can't help but weep for will feel nothing.”

Question: Does being happy and mad only apply to romantic love?

Evidence: Act 4 Scene 3, “Goodbye. Only God knows when we'll meet again.”


Created with images by webandi - "verona italy casa di giulietta" • tonynetone - "William Shakespeare" • Mike Licht, - "Romeo & Juliet Balcony Scene, based on a 1936 MGM photo"

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