English 9 Enriched: Using Imagery to Create Atmosphere

While reading Act IV of Romeo and Juliet, the students did a close read of Juliet’s soliloquy before she drinks the potion the Friar gave her.  They pulled out the individual images, and they explained how the progression of the images heightened her fears as she wrestles with whether or not to take that step.

Each group took paper and crayons and created a poster depicting a strong image from the speech, and they had to explain how the image helped to create a specific atmosphere in the scene.  Each picture was to be accompanied by a correctly cited caption as evidence.

These are some of their pictures:

Capulet 4


Capulet 3


Capulet 2


Capulet 1