A long speech given alone on stage
Soliloquy
Falls in love with Juliet; Montague
Romeo
Not favored by the stars; unlucky
Star crossed
"From fourth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life."
Foreshadowing
Falls in love with Romeo; Capulet
Juliet
The introductory to a play
Prologue
Juliet's short- tempered cousin; Romeo kills him
Tybalt
Took care of Juliet; had a daughter named Susan but she died
Nurse
A poem with 14 lines
Sonnet
We know that Romeo and Juliet will die in the end due to the prologue. None of the characters know this
Dramatic Irony
"Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books, but love from love, toward school with heavy looks."
Simile
"But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
Metaphor
"Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man."
Pun
"Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon..."
Personification
Romeo's cousin; tries to prevent violence between Montague's and Capulet's
Benvolio
Close friend to Romeo; Isn't a Capulet or Montague
Mercutio
Juliet's family
Capulet
Romeo's family
Montague
Takes Juliet's hand in marriage
Paris
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow."
Oxymoron
"She refuses to be hit by Cupid's arrow."
Allusion
Great sorrow or distress
Woe
Soon; Shortly
Anon
An event causing great suffering (Example: Romeo and Juliet dying)
Tragedy
Born in 1564 in Stratford- on- Avon & wrote the play "Romeo and Juliet"
Shakespeare
Where the play takes place
Verona
Presented by a single character to directly address another character or the audience.
Monologue
Romeo's adviser; helps Romeo and Juliet
Friar Lawrence
Offside comment; A remark from a character speaking directly to the audience
Aside
A minor character who doesn't change much during the play/story
Flat Character