'romeo And Juliet' Act 3 Excerpt PrActice

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    Which word used in the stage direction at the beginning of Act 3 sc 5 provides a link with Act 2 scene 2 - 'The Balcony Scene'?

    The word "aloft" in the stage direction at the beginning of Act 3 scene 5 provides a link with Act 2 scene 2 - 'The Balcony Scene' because it suggests a sense of height and elevation. In Act 2 scene 2, Romeo and Juliet express their love for each other on Juliet's balcony, which is located above ground level. Similarly, in Act 3 scene 5, Juliet is on her balcony again, speaking to Romeo who is below her. The use of the word "aloft" in both scenes highlights the physical distance between the two lovers and reinforces the theme of their forbidden love.

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    This lamentation at the coming of morning might be seen as an a...

    An aubade is a type of poem or song that expresses the sadness or longing experienced at the break of dawn or the parting of lovers at daybreak. It typically portrays the bittersweet emotions associated with the end of a night of love or the start of a new day. The word "lamentation" suggests a feeling of sorrow or grief, which aligns with the emotional tone often found in aubades. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "aubade".

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    When Juliet says, 'Believe me, love, it was the nightingale', Shakespeare employs d... language to show Juliet's attempt to reassure Romeo. 

    Shakespeare employs directive language to show Juliet's attempt to reassure Romeo. By saying "Believe me, love, it was the nightingale," Juliet is giving a clear and direct instruction to Romeo to trust her and believe that the sound they heard was indeed the nightingale. The use of directive language emphasizes Juliet's determination to convince Romeo and highlights her persuasive nature in trying to calm his fears.

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    Romeo's image of 'Night's candles' being 'burnt out' could be a symbol of the t... of earthly pleasure and happiness, a popular idea in the writing of the time. 

    Romeo's image of 'Night's candles' being 'burnt out' suggests the idea of transience. This means that Romeo sees the passing of time as a fleeting and temporary thing. The image of candles being burnt out represents the end of something and the idea that pleasure and happiness in life are not permanent, but rather, they come to an end eventually. This concept was commonly explored in literature during that time period, reflecting the belief that earthly joys are temporary and fleeting.

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    Shakespeare employs a..., a popular technique during the Elizabethan era, when Romeo announces, 'I must be gone and live, or stay and die'. 

    Shakespeare uses antithesis in this line to contrast the ideas of living and dying. This technique was commonly used during the Elizabethan era to create a sense of balance and contrast in the language. By juxtaposing these opposing concepts, Shakespeare emphasizes the intensity of Romeo's emotions and the difficult decision he faces.

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    Is [your statement here] true or false?

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    A. True
    The given answer is true because it directly states that the statement is true.

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    The adjective 'jocund' means c...

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    The word "jocund" is an adjective which means cheerful. It is used to describe someone or something that is full of happiness and joy. This word is often associated with a lively and playful demeanor.

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    Which kind of sound imagery is being used in the following?'Look, love, what envious streaks / Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east'. 

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    The correct answer is sibilance. Sibilance refers to the repetition of the "s" sound in a sentence or phrase. In the given example, the words "streaks" and "severing" contain the "s" sound, creating a hissing or whispering effect. This use of sibilance helps to create a vivid auditory image of the streaks in the clouds, adding to the overall imagery of the scene being described.

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    Which structural technique is being used in the following lines? 'Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops'. This suggests that the energy and power of the morning cannot be contained and cause the lines to overflow into one another. 

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    Enjambment is a structural technique in poetry where a sentence or phrase does not end at the end of a line and instead continues onto the next line without a pause or punctuation. In the given lines, "Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops," the thought and energy of the morning flow seamlessly from one line to the next, creating a sense of continuity and movement. This use of enjambment enhances the imagery and suggests the unstoppable power and excitement of the morning.

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    The reference to 'Cynthia', a moon goddess is known as a c... a....

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    classical allusion
    The reference to 'Cynthia', a moon goddess, is known as a classical allusion. This refers to the practice of making references to classical literature, mythology, or historical events in a piece of writing. In this case, the mention of Cynthia is a reference to the Roman goddess of the moon, which adds depth and meaning to the text by drawing on the rich symbolism associated with her.

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