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1 Name Period Table Group Act II Study Guide WORD DEFINITION SENTENCE IMAGE My neighbor s house is Adjacent adjacent to ours. Alliance Conjure Discourse An alliance quickly formed while they were on the game show. Sometimes the teacher thinks her students conjure up plans to make her life miserable. He likes to engage in lively discourse with his visitors. Doff He doffed his cap as he introduced himself. Peril Procure You will be in great peril if you do not step back from that ledge. She managed to procure a ticket to the concert. Rancor She answered her accusers calmly and without rancor. Retain Woe It is my hope that you retain an understanding of these words for your test! Her heart was filled with woe.

2 Skills: Monologue, Soliloquy, Aside Types of speeches in Shakespearean plays: A monologue is a by a character. Other characters appear on stage while the person delivering the monologue is on stage. A soliloquy is a special type of monologue where the character. An aside is a comment made by a character that is heard by the or another character but is not heard by. Page 797 (2:2:1-25) Who is speaking? Is this a monologue or a soliloquy? Explain. From page 798, write the Act number, scene number, and line number (correctly formatted) where an aside is made. Write out the line spoken as an aside and explain its context in the scene. Reading Guide Scene I 1.How does Mercutio poke fun of Romeo in lines 6-21 on page 796? 2. How is Benvolio once again playing the role of a foil character in this scene? 2

3 3. What are some of the problems Romeo faces in Scene 1? 4. How would you feel if you were one of Romeo s friends right now (Benvolio or Mercutio)? Explain Writing Prompt: Think about the warning in the prologue before Act 1. Compare the message of the first prologue to the Prologue in Act 2. What is different between the two? Think of the following: But passion lends them power, time means, to meet, / Temp ring extremities with extreme sweet (2.Prologue.13 14). Reading Guide Scene II 1. What is Romeo s tone in his first soliloquy in scene 2 lines 1-25 (page 797)? A. adoring B. hateful C. vengeful D. uncaring 2. Throughout the scene, Juliet is most concerned with which of the following? A. Romeo s safety B. her parents finding them C. Romeo declaring his love 3

4 3.In a sentence or two, explain what Juliet says about names. Then, do you agree or disagree with her point? Why? 4. What type of speech is and explain how you know this see the types of speeches above on page 2? 5. Which of the following is the main idea of the speech at ? A. Romeo says he loves Juliet and will risk death for her. B. Romeo compares Juliet to the stars and states his love for her; he tries to swear by or on different objects, but Juliet objects to all of them. C. Juliet is describing a potential plan so they can get married. D. Juliet says she loves Romeo but worries because they are not following the traditional order of things regarding marriage. 6. Juliet tells Romeo to NOT swear by the moon (2:2: ). Is there a better thing that Romeo can swear by? Come up with something better for Romeo to swear by and explain your reasoning. 4

5 Paraphrasing Practice: a. Paraphrasing means putting what you have read into your own words. b. You paraphrase by reading something, thinking about what it means, and then restating it in your own words. c. Paraphrasing is a useful strategy to check to be sure that you have understood when reading something difficult or something that is important to remember. d. If you cannot paraphrase after reading, it is important to go back and reread to clarify information. Paraphrase the lines below from Act II Scene II Romeo speaking on page 797. Lines 1-10 But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou her maid art far more fair than she. Be not her maid, since she is envious. Her vestal livery is but sick and green, And none but fools do wear it. Cast if off. It is my lady! O, it is my love! O, that she knew she were! 5

6 Scene III Reading Guide 1. What type of speech is ? A. monologue B. soliloquy C. aside 2. At the beginning of scene 3, what is Friar Lawrence talking about and working with? A. holy writings B. plants C. love D. marriage 3. What is Friar Lawrence s tone in lines 65-80? A. calm and accepting B. shocked and amazed C. angry and afraid 4. Why does Friar Lawrence initially doubt Romeo s love for Juliet? 5.. Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Paraphrasing Practice: Paraphrase the lines below from Act II Scene 3 Romeo speaking to the Friar on page 804 lines (2:3:56-64). Then plainly know my heart s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet; As mine on her, so hers is set on mine, And all combin d, save what thou must combine By holy marriage. When and where and how We met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow, I ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today. 6

7 Reading Guide Scene IV 1. What has Tybalt sent to Romeo? Explain the significance of this. 2. What were some of Tybalt s motives? 3. What does the nurse warn Romeo of in ? What does this show us about the nurse? Paraphrasing Practice: Paraphrase the lines below from Page , Act II Scene 4 Nurse speaking to Romeo lines (2:4: ) Well, sir, miss is the sweetest lady. Lord, Lord! When twas a little prating thing O, there is a nobleman In town, one Paris, that would fain lay knife aboard; but She, good soul, had as lieve see a toad, a very toad, as see Him. I anger her sometimes, and tell her that Paris is the Properer man; but I ll warrant you, when I say so, she looks As pale as many clout in the versal world. Doth not rosemary And Romeo begin both with a letter? 7

8 Reading Guide Scene V 1. What type of speech is page 811 ( )? 2. What is Juliet s tone in ? A. impatient B. sad C. joyful D. apathetic 3. Why does Juliet get so agitated with the Nurse? 4. How does the Nurse describe Romeo? 5. Compare and contrast the Friar and the Nurse. Summary: On the lines below, summarize Act II Scene 5 Reading Guide Scene VI 1. What does Friar Lawrence warn in this scene? 2. What is the overall mood of Act 2 scene 6 (page )? 3. How does this scene foreshadow future events? Give specific examples. 8

9 Act II- Sequencing Directions: Put the following elements of Act II in the correct order. Number them will be the first event, and 12 will be the last event. Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet, but cautions them about violent delights leading to violent ends. Friar Lawrence decides that Romeo s love for Juliet may end the feud between the Capulet s and the Montague s, even though he still feels they are moving too quickly. Romeo leaps over the Capulet s orchard wall. Romeo claims that love s light wings carried him over the Capulet wall. Romeo tells Juliet to send a messenger to see him at 9:00 to find out the plan for marriage. Mercutio makes fun of the nurse, calling her old and ugly. Romeo tells Friar Lawrence he is in love with a Capulet and asks him to marry them. Juliet swears that she will forsake her Capulet name if it means that Romeo will be with her. The nurse becomes extremely overdramatic and refuses to tell Juliet the important details of the plan. How annoying! Romeo is upset with Mercutio because he is making fun of love, an emotion he himself has never experienced. Romeo tells the nurse to have Juliet pretend to go to confession, but really to meet him at Friar Lawrence s cell. Friar Lawrence is shocked 9

10 Quote Figurative Language Practice Figurative Language Used (There may be multiple devices being used: ex: alliteration, metaphor, and simile, etc) Explain what makes the quote that type of figurative language But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon Metaphor Juliet is being compared to the sun without using like or as so it is a metaphor With love's light wings did I o'er perch these walls I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes This bud of love, by summer s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, but love from love toward school with heavy looks. 10

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