That's Epic
Romeo & Juliet
Vocabulary
Plot
Figurative Language

100

He was the protagonist & hero in Homer's The Odyssey

Who is Odysseus? 

100

This character was Juliet's cousin and the main antagonist in the play

Who is Tybalt?

100

This is the most important point the author makes in a text

What is central (or main) idea? 

100

This word is used to represent the sequence of events in a story

What is plot? 

100

This is a comparison using "like" or "as"

What is a simile? 

200

This is a brave and noble character, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events 

What is an epic hero? 

200

When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, it's because of his new love for ______________

Who is Juliet? 

200

This is the central idea of a work of literature; it is usually universal in nature 

What is theme? 

200

This is the end of the story where loose ends are tied up

What is the resolution? 

200

This is a comparison WITHOUT using "like" or "as" - a direct comparison 

What is a metaphor? 

300

These qualities were highly valued by the ancient Greeks: 

c - - - - - e

l - - - - - y 

What are courage and loyalty? 

300

The play on words "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man" were spoken by whom? 

Who is Mercutio? 

300

This is an assertion made in a text, best supported by evidence

What is a claim? 

300

This two-word phrase is when the events in the story become complicated and the conflict is revealed

What is rising action? 

300

This is exaggeration for effect

What is hyperbole? 

400

These are traits that Odysseus exhibited when dealing with the Cyclops 

- b - - - - - y and c - - - - - g

What are bravery and cunning? 

400

This character is Romeo's cousin & a peace-keeper 

Who is Benvolio? 

400

This word represents the beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people

What is culture? 

400

This is a turning point of the story, meant to be the moment of highest interest and emotion, leaving the reader wondering what is going to happen next.

What is the climax? 

400

This when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't 

What is dramatic irony? 

500

These are the names of the sea monster and deadly whirlpool in The Odyssey

S - - - - a 

C - - - - - - - s

What are Scylla and Charybdis? 

500

When Mercutio encourages Tybalt to fight him, he could be considered an i - - - - - - - - r, or someone who initiates something 

What is an instigator?

500

This word, starting with the letter "e", is a descriptive name or phrase used to characterize someone or something - for example - "Mother of Dragons" 

What is an epithet? 

500

This is the beginning of the story, where characters and setting are established.

What is the exposition (or introduction) ? 

500

This is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance 

What is allusion?