Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary WebQuest

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Romeo and Juliet
Vocabulary WebQuest
Directions
• Go through the PowerPoint as a group
• Fill out the definitions and examples of the
terms on your graphic organizer
• Answer the questions in the space provided as
you encounter them on the PowerPoint, using
the internet as a resource
• Save the PowerPoint as the LAST NAMES and
PERIOD of your group members (Smith,
Johnson, Jones - pd. 7) and then email it to me
([email protected]) or Mrs. Brown
([email protected])
Literary Terms
Paradox
• Definition:
• A seemingly contradictory statement, idea or event. All forms of
irony involve a paradox.
• Example:
• “I’m nobody”
What is a symbol that represents a
paradox? Fill in an image and an
explanation below:
Oxymoron
• Definition:
• A paradoxical statement. Shakespeare uses this technique to
show confusion.
• Example:
• Jumbo Shrimp
What are 2 more examples of an
oxymoron? Provide a picture with
each example
Allusion
• Definition:
• A reference made to a person, event or work from history or
literature within a passage
• Example:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D3M6j1XAk4
• Willy Wonka alludes to several Shakespeare plays in the 1971 film
• CLICK AND WATCH THE CLIP!
Find another example of an allusion to
Shakespeare within pop culture on
YouTube and list what play they are
alluding to. (Hint: Harry Potter and Lord
of the Rings has tons of these)
Pun
• Definition:
• A play on words that wittily exploits a double meaning
• Example:
• “Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man”
• (Act III, scene i, lines 85-86)
Search for the word “pun” on
Google Images. Insert one of
the pictures below, and explain
why it is a pun.
There are also lots of similes
and metaphors throughout
Romeo and Juliet. Provide the
definition and an example of
each below.
There are also instances of
foreshadowing throughout
Romeo and Juliet. Provide the
definition and an example
below:
Theatrical Terms
Soliloquy
• Definition:
• When a character speaks his or her own thoughts aloud in a play,
regardless of whether or not anybody else is listening
• Example:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjuZq-8PUw0
• (“To be or not to be,” Hamlet, Act III)
• CLICK AND WATCH THE CLIP!
Search the internet for another
example of a soliloquy. Find a
video on YouTube of that
soliloquy, watch it, and then
copy and paste the link below.
Monologue
• Definition:
• A long speech given by a single character in the play
• Example:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe5uRWnzUig
• (Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Act I, scene vii)
• CLICK AND WATCH THE CLIP!
What is the difference between
a soliloquy and a monologue?
Aside
• Definition:
• A remark made by someone in the play that is meant to be heard
by the audience but not by the other characters in the play
• Example:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf954qnzP4s
• “Here’s where Cameron goes berserk” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
• CLICK AND WATCH THE CLIP!
Find an example of an aside in
a Shakespeare play. List the
play, act, scene and quote
below:
Dramatic Irony
• Definition:
• When the audience knows more about what’s going on in the
plot than the characters on stage
• Example:
• In horror movies, the audience often knows that the murderer is
in the house, but the actual characters are clueless
What is another example of
dramatic irony in pop culture?
List the TV show or movie
below and explain how the
situation is dramatic irony:
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