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Shakespeare Term

TermDefinition
aside when a character speaks his or her thought aloud but is not heard by the other characters on stag
blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter
comedy a dramatic work, usually light and humorous in tone and subject matter,often involving the triumph of character over adverse circumstances
elision a form in which two or three word are contracted when one word ends with a vowel and the next one begins one begins with vowle
epilogue in dramation word,a speech,usually offered in verse, in which an actor addresses the audience at the end of the play
figurative language language that makes use of figures of speech,especially metaohors
First Folio the first anthology of shakespeare's works,put together and published by his friends in 1623,seven year after the end of the playwright died
iamb a disyllabic metrical unit in which the fist syllable is unstressed and the second stressed
iamb pentameter a metrical line of ten syllables comprising five metrical feet of iamb . Iambic pentameter is the most common meter in English poetry and drama and much of shakespeare's plays are written in it
meter the regular rhythm that is created when syllables are stressed and unstressed in a systematic pattern
metaphor a figure of speech, in which for the purposes of description ,two unalike things are compared equated
prologue a speech at the beginning of the play that usually introduces the subject matter of the drama
protagonist the character who is of the leading importance in a drama or narrative
prose language that is not written in meter and which is much more irregular in its rhythms than verse.prose tends to be akin to what what we would consider "normal" speech
Created by: 33tiapin