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1 Lesson 13 Figurative Lang. & Foils
-to identify literary devices and their effects -to understand how a character foil enhances the understanding of the main character

2 Figurative Language Review
Define the following terms in your R+J Packets Imagery Verbal expression of sensory experience; using descriptive words to appeal to the five sense Metaphor A direct comparison between two unlike things Simile A comparison between two or more things using the words like or as Personification A figure of speech that gives human qualities to an animal, object, or idea Hyperbole Exaggeration used to suggest strong emotion or create a humorous effect Allusion A reference to a well known person, event, or place from history, music, art, or another literary work

3 Figurative Language Review Questions
Romeo: “Love is smoke made with the fume of sighs” What kind of figurative language is this? What is the comparison or use of figurative language? “One fairer than my love! The all seeing sun/Ne’er saw her match, since first the world begun.” What kind of figurative language? What is the comparison/use? Read through page 280 and let’s do the example question together.

4 Character Foils & Puns compares contrasts Strong contrast
A foil is a character who provides a ______________________to another character. A foil may emphasize another character’s ______________________ or may make another character look better by comparison. A foil essentially is a character that ________________ and _________________ another character. A pun is a play on words. Strong contrast Distinctive traits compares contrasts

5 Read Act II, Scenes 3-4 Time to read… graphic novel style!

6 Character Foils & Puns You may have noticed Shakespeare’s use of wordplay in R&J. For example, Shakespeare makes liberal use of puns, or play on words, that have two meanings. In Act II, Scene 4, Mercutio and Romeo engage in an exchange in which Mercutio scolds Romeo for giving his friends “the counterfeit” the night before. Romeo, still on top of the world after spending the evening with his new love Juliet, goes along with Mercuito’s joke. The next several lines capitalize on the dual meanings of counterfeit and slip. Why do you think puns are known as “thinking man’s humor?” In this scene, the wordplay between Romeo and Mercutio helps characterize their friendship and reveals contrasts between them. Compare the characters in the chart on page 281.

7 Figurative Language & Foil Practice
For the remainder of class, you will complete the two worksheets on figurative language and character foils.

8 Exit Ticket (if time) When a character in a text is seeminly the opposite of anaother character, yet complements that character, we say he or she is a character foil. Use your comparison chart on page 281 and write a 1-2 paragraph explanation proving how Mercutio serves as a character foil for Romeo (use textual evidence).

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