Aside in Romeo & Juliet


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What is an aside?

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1. Which of the following quotes from Romeo and Juliet is an example of a rhetorical question?

2. What does the line, 'My life is my foe's debt', foreshadow in Romeo and Juliet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most well-known works. This assessment will help you judge your knowledge of the play with questions regarding Shakespeare's use and the function of specific literary tools.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you determine your understanding of literary tools in Romeo and Juliet, such as:

  • Foreshadowing
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Asides

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Romeo and Juliet
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of an aside
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of specific quotes

Additional Learning

For more on this play, review the lesson titled, Aside in Romeo & Juliet. This goes further in-depth on the play, including:

  • Scene analysis and quotes
  • Definitions of difficult words
  • Context of important lines