Literature Reader Romeo and Juliet part 2

Literature: Romeo and Juliet (part 2)
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Literature: Romeo and Juliet (part 2)

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- Dagopening
- Information about novel assignment period 2
- CAE Wednesday
- Literature: Romeo and Juliet, part 2
- Take a look at your CAE-prep test
- Time left? Novel assignment/ SE Literature prep/ Listening practice

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Dagopening: Reset

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Novel assignment
- Assignment on Magister Opdrachten
- 4 assignments: pick one!
- Deadline is Friday, February 4th

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CAE Wednesday
CAE Speaking exam, paper 3

Wordweb + questions, in pairs.
Discuss the first question for 2 minutes.
Then there's a final question which you have to agree on in 1 minute.

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Which sport is least stressful?

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Romeo and Juliet
Part 2

Last time we watched the first part of the balcony scene.
Now let's see how this scene ends.

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While watching
Use your reader and look at page 49. We start at the top of the page ("Which is the god of my idolatry").

Try to find out what Romeo and Juliet have decided to do?

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Juliet: Just tell me where and when and I'll be there to marry you tomorrow.

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Read the brief summary at the bottom of page 49, then the lines from 'Now, good sweet nurse...' until 'Honest nurse, farewell' on page 50. What's going on here?

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Why would Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?

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Scene 3, act 1. But then things turn for the worst:
Romeo and his friends run into Tybalt (Juliet's cousin). Tybalt is angry with Romeo because of his presence at the party.

"Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain."

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Important literary devices:
1. Prose and verse

R&J is mostly written in verse, but prose is also used. Prose is used for more common situations or people (such as the nurse).

* verse = has a set rhythm and structure
* prose = conversational way of speaking (no rhythm)

2. Antithesis (oxymoron)

In Romeo’s ‘Banished’ speech in Act 3 Scene 3, he uses antithesis to describe how it feels to be separated from Juliet. ''Tis torture and not mercy’ (Romeo, 3:3) is just one example. Opposites like light and dark and heaven and hell are used a lot in Romeo and Juliet.

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3. Dramatic irony

- an important literary device used by Shakespeare in his tragedies
- audience is aware of the fate of the characters, but the characters are unaware of the implications of the meanings

Example in Act 1 scene 4:
Before Romeo meets Juliet at the ball, for example, he says his ‘mind misgives / Some consequence yet hanging in the stars'.

The best example can be found in the prologue.

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4. Soliloquy 

A monologue that gives an insight into the character's inner feelings. It is delivered when the character is alone on stage.

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.”

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5. Allegory (and why it's different from metaphor)

- Acts as symbols, usually have hidden meanings and make reference to religion, morality or politics.

'For saints have hands that pilgrims hands do touch'
'Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized'

They both refer to...?

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6. Blank verse

A type of poetry that does not have a rhyme scheme, but has a regular meter.
Usually in iambic pentameter (remember the 10 syllables, 5 stressed ones, similar to the Shakespearean sonnet)

Read p. 58/ 59 in your reader for more information about literary devices and important themes and ideas in the play.

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Any questions about the play?
Any questions about the play?
Find extra information on the next slides.

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Slide 27 - Video

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Take a look at you CAE-prep test

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Time left?
Choose what to do:
- Practise for your SE Literature with the materials on the Magister Studiewijzer. Any questions? Ask me!
- Work on your novel assignment for period 2. Find the document with the 4 assignments on Magister Opdrachten and choose 1.
- Do some listening practice for your SE Listening at the start of period 3. Go to and choose what skill level to do (1 = basic, 2 = at the correct level, 3 = more advanced).

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... to bring your Literature reader and your device + earphones to class.
... to think about (and write down) any literature-related questions you still have.

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