Daily Vocab – Unit 10 – Terms to know in preparation for writing the Literary Analysis:
Literary Analysis – breaking up a total work into separate elements or pieces in order to discover the craftsmanship and artistry of its author. In this way one comes, hopefully, to a deeper appreciation—understanding—of the work.
Juxtaposition an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison/contrast or analysis
Paradox – statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but actually reveals a truth – designed to make readers stop and think.
Quick review and video clip of Act III Romeo and Juliet – Examine light and dark images in Romeo’s and Juliet’s parting speech at the beginning of Scene 5. Add this list of images to the others from previous passages between Romeo and Juliet.
Consider: SYMBOLIC ARCHETYPES: Light vs. Darkness – Light usually suggests hope, renewal, OR intellectual illumination; darkness implies the unknown, ignorance, or despair. – What conclusions can you draw based on Shakespeare’s use of these images?
In addition to light and dark imagery, begin looking at “Twos” and “Pairs” in Romeo and Juliet by examining Foil Characters Foil characters in R&J.
Link to No Fear Shakespeare for full text of Romeo and Juliet