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Unit 1 Lit Vocab

Collections Unit 5 vocabulary

What gives readers,actors, etc impt details that explain what's happening in the play? stage directions
What includes info about the time and place of action? setting
What is the way in which a literary work is arranged or organized? structure
What is a major section of a play that is similar to a chapter in a book called? act
What is a act that can be divided into smaller sections? scenes
What is the written conversation between 2 or more characters? dialogue
What is an object, person, or place that can stand for something beyond itself? symbol
What is a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect? hyperbole
What are dictionary definitions of words called? denotation
What are feelings or ideas that are associated with words called? connotation
What is an expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of individual words? idiom
What is a humorous play on words called? pun
What is a comparison between 2 things that are alike in some way? analogy?
What do playwrights use to describe events in which they occurred? chronological order
What is the way in which characters reveal themselves using personal qualities called? character traits
What is a special contrast between appearance and reality? irony
What figure of speech compares 2 unlike things and uses the words "like" or "as"? simile
What is a comparison between things that are basically unlike but does not contain "like" or "as"? metaphor
What is the attitude that a character expresses toward a subject or another character? tone
Through what does a playwright contrast what readers or characters expect with what actually exists or happens? situational irony
Through what does a playwright use in which the reader or audience knows something that a character does not. dramatic irony
Created by: sfatula