Romeo and Juliet-Quotes and Terms Act 1 and 2

Tybalt talks of his dislike for Montagues and Benvolio.

What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word,/As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward." Tybalt

Prince states that another disruption will result in their death.

If ever you disturb our streets again,/Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace." Prince

There have been three fights before, started by a shallow remark.

Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground,/ And hear the sentence of your moved prince./Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word," Prince

Benvolio tells Romeo to go to the ball and compare Rosaline with the other women there.

Go thither, and with unattainted eye/ Compare her face with some that I shall show/ And I will make thee think thy swan a crow." Benvolio

Romeo does not think he will see anyone more beautiful than Rosaline at the ball, but he says he will come to enjoy himself.

I'll go along no such sight to be shown,/ But to rejoice in splendour of mine own." Romeo

Romeo is unsure about attending because he had a dream that warned him.

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." Romeo

Romeo falls in love with Juliet immediately, love at first sight

The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand,/ And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand./ Did my heart love till now? forswear it sight!/ For i ne'er saw true beauty till this night." Romeo

Tybalt complains about Romeo's presence.

Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe:/A villain that is hither come in spite,/To scorn at our solemnity this night." Tybalt

Juliet discovers that Romeo is a Montague.

My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!" Juliet

Juliet wishes for them to change their names to be together and is unaware of Romeo's presence.

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?/Deny thy father and refuse thy name;/Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,/And I'll no longer be a Capulet." Juliet

Juliet wants Romeo to arrange for them to be married the next day.

If that thy bent of love be honourable,/Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow," Juliet

Friar Lawrence states that young men do not experience true love.

Young men's love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes." Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence implies that Romeo is not strong so their love will not last.

Women may fall, when there's no strength in men." Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence makes a statement that applies to Romeo and Juliet's relationship.

Wisely and slowly, they stumble that run fast" Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence states how their wishes for their love may have a violent end

These violent delights have violent ends," Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence tells them to not rush into their relationship

Therefore love moderately, long love doth so;" Friar Lawrence


characer turns away from stage and speaks thoughts to audience


character is alone on stage and speaks thoughts aloud to audience


major divison in a play, there are 5 acts in a play and they are broken down into scenes

blank verse

lines of iambic pentameter that are unrhymed

rhyming couplet

2 lines of rhyming poetry in succession


meaning intended is not literal meaning of words, opposite meaning is taken

dramatic irony

lines having significant meaning to audience but speaker is unaware of significance


emotion of a scene evoking in reader


play on words that are similar in sound but different in meaning and the use of words with two incongruous meanings

dramatic relief (comic relief)

gives audience emotional rest by changing tone in comic way


figure of speech that makes a reference to, or a representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art


when human characteristics are given to inanimate objects


a direct comparison between two objects without using like or as


figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective word

Shakespeare makes many references to what in the play?

Allignment of stars, biblical references, mythology, etc.

Romeo is upset because he has killed Tybalt and ruined his future with Juliet. (climax)

O, I am fortune's fool." Romeo

Act 1 Scene 1

-figthing between two houses
-prince intervenes
-romeo's parents worry
-benvolio is told of romeo's love for rosaline

Act 1 Scene 2

-paris wants to marry juliet
-capulet plans a ball
-servant runs into romeo and benvolio

Act 1 Scene 3

-lady capulet tells juliet and nurse about paris

Act 1 Scene 4

-benvolio and mercutio persuade romeo to go to the ball

Act 1 Scene 5

-romeo and juliet fall in love
-tybalt tries to create fight
-juliet finds out romeo is a montague

Act 2 Scene 1

-romeo hides when his friends joke about rosaline

Act 2 Scene 2

-they arrange for nurse to be go-between

Act 2 Scene 3

-friar lawrence is persuaded to marry romeo and juliet

Act 2 Scene 4

-benvolio and mercutio discuss tybalt's challenge
-juliet's nurse comes

Act 2 scene 5

-nurse tell's julieet about romeo's marriage arrangements

Act 2 Scene 6


Act 3 Scene 1

-fight ends in tybalt and mercutio's death
-romeo is banished from verona