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Romeo and Juliet (Grade 9)

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Romeo and Juliet

Choose the line from Romeo and Juliet that is the BEST example of alliteration.
  1. Your wit is like a tart apple: it makes very sharp sauce.
  2. Not in a grave, to lay one in, another out to have.
  3. It is some meteor that the sun exhales
  4. O single-sol'd jest, soley singular for the singleness!
Which poetry term best describes Shakespeare's use of of figurative language in these words from Romeo and Juliet?

But, soft! What light from yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. onomatopoeia
Read the following lines from Romeo and Juliet and choose the answer that BEST indicates the author's use of these lines:

I fear, too early; for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin this fearful date
With this night's revels, and expire the term
Of a despised life clos'd in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
  1. to flashback to Romeo's childhood
  2. to introduce the conflict of the play
  3. to foreshadow Romeo's death
  4. to introduce the setting of the play
Read the following lines from Romeo and Juliet and choose the answer that BEST indicates the prevalent poetic device:

Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O anything of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
  1. personification
  2. oxymoron
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Who is Paris?

Describe Juliet's relationship w/ her parents in Act 1

What does Friar Lawrence do for Romeo and Juliet? Why? Write at least 2 sentences.

Describe the main conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Write at least 2 sentences.

By the end of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, the following characters are dead:
  1. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Lady Montague, and Paris
  2. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, and Mercutio
  3. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, and Paris
  4. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, and Benvolio
Compare and contrast the characters of Romeo and Juliet. How do they develop throughout the play? What makes them fall in love with one another? Please write a short essay, you can use a separate sheet of paper for your answer.

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