Act 1 Packet

Romeo and Juliet
Packet 1, Act 1
Scenes 1-5
Figurative Language Review
Scene 1 Due:_______
Scene 2 Due: _______
Scene 3 Due:________
Scene 4 Due:________
Scene 5 Due:________
Figurative Language Due:______
Name: _______________________
Period: 1 2 4 5 6 7
Severe mental pain or
physical suffering
Making something greater
by adding to it; increase
Large scale fistfight usually
involving several people
Pure in thought and action;
not having experience sexual
An adversary or opponent
To deny under oath; to
formally renounce
Something bitter (difficult)
to go through
One’s relatives
When the two teenagers
were forbidden to see each
other, they were both in
The students augmented the
pile of papers the teacher
had to grade by each turning
in an essay.
The police had to stop the
angry fans from beginning a
brawl after the town’s
basketball team lost the
championship game.
The bride looked chaste in
her white gown as she
walked down the aisle
toward her new husband.
The two foes argued every
time they saw each other.
I had to forswear cheating in
order to not get into trouble.
When we were kids, there
was lots of gall between my
brother and I; we fought
Every year, my kin gets
together around Christmas
to exchange presents and
spend time together.
Having a harmful effect
To treat (something
important) with abuse
An angry argument or
Confession (especially in
relation to a priest)
The mad scientist created a
horrible creature that
eventually destroyed the city.
A pernicious illness spread
rapidly through the city;
thousands of people got sick
and hundreds died.
He profaned the church by
using inappropriate
language while inside.
A long-standing quarrel
between George and his
neighbors started because
George refused to watch
their dog when they went on
When talking to her friend,
Maria hoped to hear a true
shrift about whether or not
he had stolen her watch.
Extremely unpleasant
The crime was so vile that no
one could talk about it
without crying.
To go after the affection of;
To woo someone usually
involves complimenting
her/him and buying her/her
Figurative Language
Comparing two unlike things using the words
like or as
Tim’s voice booms like the loud
Making a direct comparison of two unlike things
The boy is a speeding bullet racing
toward the finish line
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
I woke up to the sun smiling down at
The repetition of constant sounds or letters.
The sea shells sang sweet songs.
Obvious and intentional exaggeration
To wait an eternity
A word that imitates the sound it is associated
Buzz, Pow, Zip
Skills: Puns
A pun is a ______________________.
Puns usually involve words that are similar in ______________ or a word that has
Act 1, Scene 1
Gregory: The quarrel is between our masters and us their men.
Sampson: ‘Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I have fought with the
men, I will be cruel with the maids, and cut off their heads.
Gregory: The heads of the maids?
Sampson: Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take it in what
sense thou wilt.
Gregory: They must take it in sense that feel it.
Sampson: Me they shall feel while I am able to stand: and ‘tis known I am a
pretty piece of flesh.
Gregory: ‘Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor John.
Draw thy tool! Here comes two of the house of the Montagues.
This exchange between Sampson and Gregory has two different puns. Explain in the
Skills: Foil
A foil is a character who provides a ______________________to another character.
A foil may emphasize another character’s ______________________ or may make
another character look better by comparison.
A foil essentially is a character that ________________ and _________________
another character.
Harry Potter versus Draco Malfoy
How does Malfoy contrast Harry? AKA, what is so different about the two?
Tomboy versus Girly Girl
How is a Tomboy different from a Girly Girl?
Scene I
Reading Guide
1. Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?
2. Who tries to break up the fighting?
3. What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?
4. Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have
to say about him?
5. Why is Romeo so sad? Explain.
6. What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo?
Paraphrasing Practice: Paraphrase the lines below from Act I Scene I
Romeo speaking on page 704. Lines 166-177
Alas that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should without eyes see pathways to his
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
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,
Misshapen 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 is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Vocabulary Practice
_____1. Which of the following would cause the most anguish?
A. the death of a close friend or relative
C. winning the lottery
B. being jealous of a friend
D. adding ingredients to a recipe
2. Name three of your kin.
_____3. Finally, the officer heard a true __________ out of the criminal; he finally
admitted he had been lying.
A. brawl
B. gall
C. augment
D. shrift
_____4. Which of the following is the best example of something chaste?
A. a person who has never committed a crime
C. a person who has
committed many crimes
B. a person who always wears white
D. a person who never
carries a cell phone
5. What is something a mad person might do?
Reading Guide
1. How old is Juliet?
Scene II
2.What does Paris ask Capulet about?
3. What is Capulet’s first answer?
4. A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris’ question. What does he
then tell Paris?
5. What is the name of the woman Romeo loves?
6. How do Romeo and Benvolio learn about the Capulet’s ball?
7. What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do?
Summarizing Practice: In the lines below, summarize Act I Scene 2
Vocabulary Practice
_____1. Jordan ___________ that he will not attend Saturday School even if he ends
up getting suspended; the
principal thinks that he is making a poor choice.
A. forswears B. foes
C. augments D. brawls
2. Name two things friends may quarrel over.
3. What are two foes of mice?
_____4. He _______ the teacher when he refused to do his work; the teacher was so
upset, she cried. 
A. kin
B. vile
C. profaned D. pernicious
_____5. Which of the following is most likely to create gall in a child?
A. someone given the child cake
C. someone helping the child with
his/her homework
B. someone stealing the child’s toy
D. someone taking the child’s
vegetables away
Scene III
Reading Guide
1. How does Juliet feel about getting married?
2. Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet?
Paraphrasing Practice: Paraphrase the lines below from Act I Scene 3
Lady Capulet speaking lines 79-86
What say you? Can you love the gentleman?
This night you shall behold him at our feast.
Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ face,
And find delight writ there with beauty’s
Examine every married lineament,
And see how one another lends content;
And what obsur’d in this fair colume lies
Find written in the margent of his eys.
Vocabulary Practice
_____1. The gentleman _____ her after asking her father for permission to do so; she
eventually grew to love him.
A. wooed
B. pernicioused
C. anguished D. foed
2. What are three things you consider vile?
_____3. The additional lamp _____ the light already coming into the rooms through
the windows.
A. foed
B. galled
C. augmented
D. wooed
_____4. The three men created a _______ after they insulted some strangers; all who
participated were later arrested.
A. brawl
B. chaste
C. kin
D. forswear
_____5. Which of the following is best described as pernicious?
A. a rainbow B. a blizzard C. a telephone call D. a song
Scene IV
Reading Guide
1. According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
2. Why doesn’t Romeo want to go to the ball?
3. What does Mercutio say about dreams?
4. What is Romeo’s mood at the end of this scene? Explain.
Paraphrasing Practice: Paraphrase the lines below from Act I Scene 4
Romeo speaking lines 106-111
I fear, too early; for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels and expire the term
Of a despised life, clos’d in my breast,
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But He that hath the steerage of my course
Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen!
Vocabulary Practice
Each of the following quotes from the play contain a vocabulary word. In the space
provided, write what the quote means.
“…here comes one of my master's kinsmen”
Here comes one of my boss’s family members.
1. “Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,/ Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel”,
2. “you [must] quench the fire of your pernicious rage”
3. “Three civil brawls, bred of a… word,/ By thee…/Have thrice disturb'd the quiet of
our streets”
4. “Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe”
5. “Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach”
6. “Many a morning hath he there been seen,/ With tears augmenting the fresh
morning dew”
7. “I would thou wert so happy by thy stay,/ To hear true shrift.”
8. “She hath forsworn to love”
Scene V
Reading Guide
1. Who recognizes Romeo and how does he recognize him?
2. When the answer to the above question gets mad, what is Capulet’s response?
3. Who tells Romeo and Juliet who the other is?
4. What does Juliet want to know about Romeo after he leaves?
Summarizing Practice: In the lines below, summarize Act I Scene 5
Vocabulary Practice
Each of the following quotes from the play contain a vocabulary word. In the space
provided, write what the quote means.
“…here comes one of my master's kinsmen”
Here comes one of my boss’s family members.
1. “woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart”
2. “Why, Romeo, art thou mad?”
3. “expire the term/ Of despised life … / By some vile forfeit of untimely death.”
4. “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!/ For I ne'er saw true beauty till this
5. “Why, how now, kinsman! wherefore storm you so?”
6. “I will withdraw: but this intrusion shall/ Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall.”
7. “I profane with my unworthiest hand/ This holy shrine”
Figurative Language Practice
Figurative Language Used
________ is being
compared to _________.
(explain the figurative
language used/ the
comparison made)
Romeo: Love is smoke made
with the fume of sights. (Act
1 Scene 1)
Romeo: One fairer than my
love! The all seeing sun /
Ne’er saw her match, since
first the world begun (Act 1
Scene 2)
Romeo: O she doth teaches
the torch to burn bright / It
seems she hangs upon the
cheek of night / as a rich
jewel in Ethiop’s ear. (Act 1
Scene 5)
Romeo:"My lips, two
blushing pilgrims, ready
stand"(Act 1, scene 5)
Nurse: "he's a man of wax"
(Act 1, scene 3)
Romeo: "Is love a tender
thing? It is too rough,
Too rude, too boist'rous, and
it pricks like thorn" (Act 1
Scene 5)
Mercutio: "If love be rough
with you, be rough with
love; prick love for pricking,
and you beat love down."
(Act 1 Scene 4)
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