Metaphor in Romeo and Juliet Act 1


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Which of these best defines a metaphor?

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1. In Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet, who compares kissing to placing palms together?

2. In Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet, what does Prince Escalus compare the fighting Capulets and Montagues to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Know that you will be examined on concepts such as the definition of metaphor, the number of scenes in Act 1, Prince Escalus' view on the Montagues and Capulets, Romeo's take on love, and Benvolio's take on Rosaline.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be clear, these assessments will focus on:

  • What a metaphor is
  • Act 1's number of scenes
  • Prince Escalus' comparison to the Montagues and Capulets
  • Romeo's comparison to love
  • Benvolio's comparison to Rosaline

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding metaphors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Shakespeare's use of metaphors
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Romeo and Juliet in a different light

Additional Learning

With our related lesson, Metaphor in Romeo and Juliet Act 1, gain even more information on topics like:

  • The breakdown of the scenes
  • Actions and views of characters
  • All the different metaphors Shakespeare uses