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1 Paragraphs on Romeo and Juliet

2 Tips Dont mention how great or beautiful Shakespeares writing is. We know this. Shakespeare uses imagery to describe Romeos love for Juliet. Not: Romeo uses imagery to describe Juliets beauty. Present tense: Romeo runs to Friar Lawrence. Dont worry about page numbers and lines for this essay. Worry about analysis. Sound smart!

3 Dont make value statements such as: –Great story –Interesting characters –Well written book

4 More than four lines: Romeo first refers to Juliets bright beauty at the Capulets feast: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of As a rich jewel in an Ethiops ear- Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. Juliets beauty not only informs the torches how to illuminate the Night, but it also shines like a jewel against the backdrop of blackness like a diamond against dark skin.

5 How to quote quotes in verse O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / As a rich jewel in an Ethiops ear ( ).

6 Wordiness : Romeo has again fallen in love which is clearly written through depicted images of light. Romeos love for Juliet is depicted through images of light.

7 Fixing awkward transitions Another way Romeo compares Juliets beauty to light, after sneaking into her house, is by saying that two of the… After sneaking into the orchard, Romeo also compares Juliets beauty to the light of stars: Two of the…

8 Commas Use after introductory or parenthetical clause. After the party Romeo did his homework. Juliet, on the other hand thinks their love is too quick. Before going home Romeo visited Ms. Briskin and asked her for advice on his essay.

9 Combining sentences Later in act two scene two when Romeo is outside of Juliet's balcony he says on line three, It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. When Romeo says this he is comparing Juliet to the sun. Later, outside Juliets balcony, Romeo compares Juliet to a greater fire: It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

10 After the party, Romeo did his homework. Juliet, on the other hand, thinks their love is too quick. Before going home, Romeo visited Ms. Briskin and asked her for advice on his essay.

11 Transition to 2nd paragraph in body of paper Have you used a linking expression or reference from the previous paragraph to the new one? This, that, those, these, such, other, another, etc.

12 Closing statement Shakespeares imagery helps enhance the lovers romance and allows readers to picture the characters through a different perspective. Different perspective is too general. What new perspective does the writer mean? A new perspective of love? A new perspective on Romeos awakening of real love, untarnished by romantic ideals? Be specific.

13 Closing statement: Final statement on main point made in paragraph. These images of light reflect Romeos inner state of enlightenment. He is no longer depressed; instead, he now shines with the new hope of a new love.

14 In cIn c Does topic sentence relate to thesis and introduce main idea of paragraph? Do you provide context for first example? Is quote connected? Cited properly? –( ) Is quote explained? –He ravens wings refers night. Does commentary relate to topic sentence? Transition to next example smooth? Commentary on example sufficient? Closing statement relate back to T.S.? Transition to next paragraph?

15 Ghost Quotes Romeo compares Juliets beauty to fire. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright. Romeo compares Juliets beauty to fire: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright. Connect with colon here.

16 Introducing Quotes smoothly Shakespeare uses opposition in Friar Lawrences speech to show love and hate.Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied meaning that love when done incorrectly or obsessively can become something truly terrible that will cause suffering or pain. Shakespeare uses opposition in Friar Lawrences speech to show love and hate. While picking herbs Friar Lawrence contemplates this juxtaposition of love and hate: Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied. He seems to be musing on the ability of love to turn harmful if it becomes obsessive.

17 Quotes 1 Explain what the quote means 2 How it relates to point you are making 3 Go deeper…more than one sentence to develop idea

18 It is the east and Juliet is the sun Juliet lights up Romeos life as the sun lights up the day. The image of the sun rising in the east also suggests a new beginning for Romeos love life. Juliet is the sun that will brighten up Romeos night and erase his depression over Rosalines unrequited love.

19 …all the birds would think it were not night Go deeper- ANALYZE: dont just say: and her beauty is so bright the birds think it is day. What does that symbolize to Romeo? A new day, a new awakening, leaving the darkness of night, walking into the light, a new dawn, a new chance, or: bringing life back from the darkness of night.

20 When Shakespeare wrote Friar Lawrences monologue, he used the analogy of man as a plant to illustrate how either can be used for good or evil. In Friar Lawrences Monologue Shakespeare uses the analogy of man as a plant to illustrate how either can be used for good or evil. Topic Sentences: style

21 Writing about imagery What does the sun represent: Warmth Gives life The center of the universe

22 Shakespeare used images that contradict each other during Friar Lawrences speech in Romeo and Juliet to express a love and hate theme. Shakespeare uses contradictory images in Friar Lawrences speech to express the opposing themes of love and hate.


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