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TermDefinition
Metaphor direct comparison of two unlike things
Simile a figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison
Personification a figure of speech in which something not human is treated as if it were human
Situational irony exists when what happens is the exact opposite of what is expected to happen
Verbal irony exists when a person says one thing and means another
Dramatic irony occurs when the audience has important information that the characters do not
Allusion a reference in a work of literature to a character, place, or situation from another work of literature, music or art
Blank verse poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Soliloquy one character on stage thinking aloud alone
Dialogue conversation between characters
Foil a character who is contrasted with another character
Aside a short speech delivered by an actor in a play expressing his/her thoughts
Comedy A movie, play, or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh
Greek chorus a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
Heroic couplet A pair of rhyming iambic pentameters
Iambic pentameter a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama
Monologue A long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program
Protagonist The leading character or a major character in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text
Tragedy An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe
Tragic flaw A tragic hero is the main character in a tragedy
Tragic hero the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
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