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Soliloquy and Figures of Speech in Romeo and Juliet, Part 4 Eng 2 answer keys

Read the dialogue found in Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Good morrow to you both. What counterfeit did I give you?

Mercutio: The slip, sir, the slip; can you not conceive?

Romeo: Pardon, good Mercutio, my business was great; and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy.

Mercutio: That’s as much as to say, such a case as yours constrains a man to bow in the hams.

Romeo: Meaning—to curtsy.

Mercutio: Thou hast most kindly hit it.

Romeo: A most courteous exposition.

Mercutio: Nay, I am the very pink of courtesy.

How does the wordplay in these lines affect the mood?

It creates a mischievous mood as Mercutio and Romeo banter about Romeo’s disappearance.

Read the lines from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Mercutio: Where the devil should this Romeo be?
Came he not home to-night?

Benvolio: Not to his father’s; I spoke with his man.

Mercutio: Why that same pale hard-hearted wench, that Rosaline,
Torments him so, that he will sure run mad.

Benvolio: Tybalt, the kinsman of old Capulet,
Hath sent a letter to his father’s house.

Which plot detail adds to the suspenseful mood?

Rosaline is the source of Romeo’s pain.

Read the exchange between Romeo and Nurse in Act II, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Bid her devise
Some means to come to shrift this afternoon;
And there she shall at Friar Laurence’ cell,
Be shriv’d and married. Here is for thy pains.

Nurse: No, truly, sir; not a penny.

Romeo: Go to; I say, you shall.

Nurse: This afternoon, sir? well, she shall be there.

Which plot detail adds to the mood of anticipation?

Which plot detail adds to the mood of anticipation?

Nurse refuses to take money from Romeo.

Read the lines from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Thou wast never with me for anything when thou wast not here for the goose.

Mercutio: I will bite thee by the ear for that jest.

Romeo: Nay, good goose, bite not.

How does the wordplay in these lines affect the mood?

The play on words creates a light-hearted mood as Romeo teasingly compares Mercutio to a goose.

Mood is the ________created by a text.
emotion

Shakespeare includes speeches by both Romeo and Juliet in Act II, Scene ii to
show Romeo’s and Juliet’s true feelings about one another.

Which are examples of puns? Check all that apply.
The poor, old cow was udderly exhausted.
That lightning storm was just shocking.

Puns were used by Shakespeare to
add humor or hidden meanings to a scene.

Review Friar Laurence’s soliloquy in Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Which statements about Friar Laurence’s soliloquy are true? Check all that apply.

Friar Laurence provides advice for cooking with herbs.
Friar Laurence explains to the audience his use for herbs.
Friar Laurence describes to the audience his role as friar.

Read the lines from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Mercutio: Well said; follow me this jest now till thou hast worn out the pump, that, when the single sole of it is worn, the jest may remain after the wearing sole singular.

Romeo: O single-soled jest! solely singular for the singleness.

Which word is used as a pun in these lines?

sole

A soliloquy is used in drama to
allow the audience direct access to a character’s feelings.

Which lines best set a romantic mood in Act II, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet?
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!

Read Romeo’s soliloquy from Act II, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.

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 it off.

The purpose of this soliloquy is to help the audience understand Romeo’s

feelings for Juliet.

A joke that is a play on words is a
pun

Read the lines from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Enter Nurse and PETER.

Mercutio: A sail, a sail!

Benvolio: Two, two; a shirt and a smock.

Nurse: Peter!

Peter: Anon!

Nurse: My fan, Peter.

Mercutio: Good Peter, to hide her face; for her fan’s the fairer face.

Which is true about the scene?

Mercutio uses puns to make fun of Nurse’s appearance.

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