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R_J student guide - Rowland High School

R_J student guide - Rowland High School

VocabularyAct I1. act-

VocabularyAct I1. act- major unit of action in a play2. scene- each act is divided further intoscenes, which represent a different timeand/or place3. lines- spoken words of the play, “sentences”4. prologue- an introduction to a play or an actof a play5. oxymoron-figure of speech that combinestwo normally contradictory terms, ex: prettyugly6. pun- multiple meanings of words that createa joke7. civil- adhering to the norms of polite socialinteraction8. disposition- mental outlook; tendency ofone’s spirits9. endure- to hold against; sustain10. grievance- resentment or complaint11. intrusion- wrongful entry12. revel- to take delight; to make merry13. spite- desire to harm or annoy14. valiant- boldly courageous or brave15. virtuous-conforming to moral principalsAct II1. personification- figure of speech in whichhuman qualities are attributed to an abject,idea, or idea2. simile- figure of speech that compares twounlike things using like, as, than, orresembles3. metaphor- figure of speech that comparestwo unlike things WITHOUT using like, as,than, or resembles4. hyperbole- figure of speech in which thetruth is exaggerated for emphasis orhumorous effect5. reversed- reversing the normal order ofwords for effect, ex: up fill, rather than fill up6. alliance- relationship created between twoparties7. cherish- to hold and treat as dear8. chide- to scold or find fault9. envious- jealous with ill-will10. incorporate- combine in one body11. predominant- having power, authority, orinfluence12. rancor- bitter resentment or ill-will13. torment- to afflict with great bodily or mentalsuffering14. variable- likely to change; changeable15. wanton- without regard for what is right2Act III1. aside- dramatic device when a characterspeaks their thoughts aloud, and meant forthe audience to hear but the characters onstage do not hear2. soliloquy- a speech in which a characterspeaks their thoughts aloud, generally alonenot be conscious of addressing the audience3. absolve- to free from consequences4. affliction- state of pain5. ally- to unite formally6. dismal- gloomy; cheerless; captivated7. enamored- inflamed with love; captivated8. jest- joke or witty remark9. lamentation- expression of grief or sadness10. reconcile- to bring acceptance11. submission- humble obedience12. vengeance- infliction of trouble, injury, painwith forceAct IV1. irony- contrast between appearance andreality, reality usually opposite from what isseen2. imagery- descriptive words/phrases thatallow the reader to almost see, hear, smell,taste, and touch what is being described3. detestable- hateful; vile4. enjoined- to direct or order; to force to dosomething5. heir- a person who inherits property ofanother6. lamentable- regrettable; unfortunate7. pensive- serious. Full of thoughts8. prosperous- fortunate; successful9. receptacle- container; device that holdssomething10. redeem- to make up for11. stifle- to smother; to crush or end by force12. wayward- turn away from what is right;disobedientAct V1. sonnet- a poem make up of 14 lines and hasa specific rhyming pattern2. aloof- at a distance; disinterested3. ambiguity- doubt or disbelief4. apothecary- licensed to prescribe medicine5. enmity- feeling or condition of hostility6. felon- wicked person, someone convicted ofa felony7. infectious- tending to spread from one toanother8. kindred- family; relationship by birth9. menace- threatens to cause evil10. scourge- to punish or criticize11. tedious- long and tiresome

Act 1 scene1: Yin-YangThe Yin-Yang is an ancient Chinese symbol that represents the duality of nature and attempt to explain howeverything works. The outer circle represents “everything”, while the black and white shapes within the circlerepresent the interaction of two energies, called “yin” (black) and “yang” (white), which causes everything tohappen. They are not completely black and white, they cannot exist without each other. The shape of the yin andyang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of the two energies, yin toyang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen. Therefore, the yin-yang represents all opposites.Your assignment: represent Romeo’s state oxymoronic state in Act I, scene I by creating your own yinyangsymbol.Directions:1. Chose one oxymoron from the following lines:Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!O any thing of nothing first create!O heavy lightness! Serious vanity!Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,Sick health!Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!This love feel I, that feels no love in this.2. Find pictures online, in newspapers, and magazines to represent each aspect of your chosen oxymoron.3. Create a Yin-Yang on paper and glue the pictures on the respected side.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 1, Scene 5: Capulet’s FeastYou have been invited to Capulet’s feast tomorrow! Select one of the two following options for yourassignment:1. You must receive an invitation to go to this fancy party. Create an invitation with all the information about theparty on it: When, where, who can attend, what to wear, what food will be served, etc. Remember the invitationneeds to also reflect the theme and family stature of the Capulets. Creative invitations will receive more points.2. A mask is part of your dress code, so you will need to make one. Does it need to be artistic? No. Does itneed to be complicated? No. Does it have to be pretty? Only if you want to be. Use any materials that you mayhave at home: cardboard, felt, fabric scraps, construction paper, aluminum foil, tissue paper, crayons, markers,glitter, feathers, magazine pictures, ribbon, paint, etc------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 2 Scene 1: NewspaperDirections: In groups (no more than 5 people), create a newspaper announcing the events in Verona during thetime of the play.1. Give the newspaper a name.2. Each person must write 2 “articles” for the paper. One must contain at least 100 words, and the other canbe a shorter one or even an advertisement. For example, someone should write about the Capulet’sparty, but other options can be about fashion, celebrities from Shakespearean times, advise columns,political news, headline news, other events in the city/country.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 3, scene 1:Lazy SonnetDirections: After reading, write a lazy sonnet describing a scene from the act. Draw a picture to accompany it.Regular sonnets contain 14 rhyming lines, but a lazy sonnet contains 14 words (one per line) that describe theevent.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3

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