Romeo and Juliet: Write an Original Soliloquy

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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This mini-project combines elements of character analysis, creative writing, and student performance in a fun activity for the end of Act IV of Romeo and Juliet.

Note: This activity is most successful when students have already covered the following concepts:

• Iambic pentameter

• Elements of the Shakespearean sonnet

After reading through Act IV of Romeo and Juliet, students will complete a character analysis of one character. Then they will write an original soliloquy in iambic pentameter from that character's perspective. Finally, students will embody the character in a performance of the original soliloquy.

An example soliloquy and helpful tips for writing in iambic pentameter are included.

Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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