Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Questions & Terms

Who do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is with? Rosaline
Why does Juliet want Romeo to have some other name? Because their families are fighting
When Juliet discovers Romeo at her balcony, what does she fear? That he overheard her and thinks she’s coming on a little too strong.
Why does Juliet fear the love that she and Romeo share? She thinks they’re moving too fast, and she fears the fight between her family- they just might kill him.
What concerns does Friar Laurence have about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship? They might be moving too hastily and that Romeo doesn’t really know what true love is, wasn’t he just crying about Rosaline?
Why does the Friar agree to help them? He thinks it might end the fight between the families.
Why has Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s house? Tybalt sends the letter to challenge Romeo to a duel because he is angry that Romeo crashed the party. (He’s a saucy princox).
What warning does the nurse give Romeo? She warns him that Paris is also trying to marry Juliet.
What message does Romeo give to the nurse to tell Juliet? He tells her to have Juliet make an excuse to leave her home and go to the friar’s cell to marry him. (Awww, what a proposal!)
Why is Juliet annoyed at the beginning of scene 5? Because the Nurse won’t get to the point.
What fears does Friar Laurence express in scene 6? He fears they aren’t being sensible.
imagery language that appeals to the senses
metaphor a comparison without using like or as
simile a comparison using like or as
personification giving human qualities to animals or objects
alliteration the repetition of initial consonant sounds in a line or more of poetry (sound of the first letter)
hyperbole an exaggeration not meant to be taken literally
oxymoron a combination of two, seemingly contradictory terms
foreshadow a hint about what is to come
Pun a play on words