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Romeo and Juliet Basics

Romeo and Juliet Basics

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The key features of the play.
The key features of the play.

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ROMEO AND JULIET
 Year 10Coursework
 
Rhyme
In Romeo and Juliet about fifty per centof the lines are rhymed.
Strong emotions express themselves inblank verse, though in the case of thenurse it is ignorance, while playful orordinary feelings are in rhyme.
In most cases the closing lines of longspeeches are in couplets.
 
Soliloquies
 Their purposes are to reveal the speaker’s true characterand motives. To reveal intentions. To prepare theaudience for subsequent developments.
Important soliloquies
Friar Laurence – to learn about his character, his job, hisfaith.
 Juliet, Act III Sc 2 – after her marriage while she awaitsRomeo. It represents the joy of fulfilled love. Also later inthe play when she drinks the potion, it shows her keenimagination and agitation, and predicts her death.
Romeo and Juliet after the ball both show their feelings,this prepares the audience for their mutual surrender.
Romeo in Mantua before the arrival of Balthasar, thispresents the contrasts of his happiness and dream with theshock that follows.

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