Loyalty to Family Above All Else By: Maria Houseman, Emily Madzelan, Christian Snyder

The Power of Family

Antony-Tyrone Smith

Family is,

heaven sent from our father above,

bonded by the power of love.

No matter what family has each others back,

when push comes to shove.

Family is,

understanding, never demanding,

all for one and one for all,

I will never leave you alone standing.

Family is,

one in itself, my love is your love,

your pain is my pain, my wealth is your wealth,

I promise to never leave you by yourself.

Family is,

the strongest team, the strongest unit;

if love could be visualized,

family would be the blue print.

Family is,

forgiveness and patience,

it's sweeter than the sweetest fragrance,

the power of family is a reflection of God's compassion and magnificence.

Family is,

never turning our back, and never shames,

lend my helping hand and not a finger pointing the blame.

No matter what, a family bond can never be broken,

even through a nuclear explosion,

if one of us lives we all live.

Forever to eternity, we are family,

my father, my mother, my sisters and me.

This poem shares the theme of loyalty to family above all else with Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, the family's stick together and defend each other. In this poem, the author also says that family will stick together. That they will be understanding and forgiving. That family so strong and the bond can't be broken.

This song shows loyalty to family. My group and I agreed that family doesn't have to be blood. The writer of the song returns to his roots and the people that love him. This song shows that even if your true family is harsh and hostile towards you, you can still find family in the pepole that actually care about you. Even though the writer made some bad choices in the past with his friends they still helped him turn to the man he became.

In this article a family of a mother a father and a young child stop to fill there car up at a gas station. When the parents left the car a man ran to the car and tried to peel out of the gas station. The mother and father ran to save there child that was still in the back seat. To me this article shows loyalty to family becuse the parents risked there lives to save there child.


Oxymoron: a combination of words that have very different meanings

"O brawling love! O loving hate!"
  • Act: 1 Scene: 1 Line: 166

Characterization: the way the author shows a character's personality

"This, by his voice, should be a Montague - Fetch me my rapier boy."
  • Act: 1 Scene: 5 Line: 52 + 53

Soliloquy: someone talking to themselves

"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name."
  • Act: 2 Scene: 2 Line: 33 + 34

Allusion: a causal reference

"She will not be hit with cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit."
  • Act: 2 Scene: 1 Line: 199 + 200

Conflict: a major argument or disagreement

"Romeo slew him; He slew Mercutio."
  • Act: 3 Scene: 1 Line: 144

Metaphor: comparing two things without using like or as

"No, he's a fine flower, truly, a flower."
  • Act: 1 Scene: 3 Line: 108

Simile: comparing two things using like or as

"You're dried and shriveled like salted fish."
  • Act: 1 Scene: 1 Line: 29

Personification: giving human traits to non-human objects

"...shot through the ear with a love song."
  • Act: 2 Scene: 3 Line: 13 + 14

Rhyme/rhythm: lines or words that have a beat or corresponding sounds

"No, sir. I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb sir."
  • Act: 1 Scene: 1 Line: 43

Comic Relief: a humorous character, scene, or dialogue used to relive tension

"...and then my husband-God be whith his soul! He was a merry man- took up the child. “Yea” quoth he, “dost thou fall upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit, wilt thou not, Jule"
  • Act: 1 Scene: 3 Line: 41 - 45

Foreshadowing: a warning of things to come

"These violent delights have violent ends."
  • Act: 2 Scene: 6 Line: 9

Tragic Hero: where a main character makes a choice where it leads to their own destruction

"Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die."
  • Act: 5 Scene: 3 Line: 131





When Mercutio Fights Tybalt

"Oh calm dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away. (Draws his sword) Tybalt, you rat catcher, will you walk!"
  • Act: 3 Scene: 1 Line: 92 - 94

When Juliet Kills Herself

"Yeah, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die."
  • Act: 5 Scene: 3 Line 82 + 83

When the Capulets and Montagues Make up because of Their Children's Death

"As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie. Poor sacrifices of our enmity."
  • Act: 5 Scene:3 Line: 319 + 320

When Romeo and Tybalt Fight and Romeo Kills Tybalt

"Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here. Shalt with him hence. (They fight. Tybalt falls)"
  • Act: 3 Scene: 1 Line: 92-94

When Tybalt Spots Romeo at the Party and Wants to Fight Him

"It fits when such a villain is a guest. I'll not endure him."
  • Act: 1 Scene: 5 Line: 74 + 75


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