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What is a DRAMA? A story written to be acted for an audience.
What is a PROLOGUE? The lines that introduce a play.
What is a TRAGEDY? A play-novel-or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end.
What is a MONOLOGUE? A speech by one character in a play.
What is a SOLILOQUY? An unusually long sppech in which a character who is on stage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.
What is FOIL? A character who is used as a contrast to another character; writer sets off/intensifies the qualities of two characters in this way.
What is a SONNET? 14 lines....3 quatrains (4 lines) and a final couplet (2 lines) ABABCDCDEFEFGG
What is a METAPHOR? A comparison without using like or as.
What is a SIMILE? A comparison using lilke or as.
What is a PUN? A play on the mulitple meanings of a word, or on two words that sound alike but have a different meaning.
What is a OXYMORON? A clever remark joining contradictory ideas.
What is a ILLUSION? An indirect reference, usually to a literary figure
What is ASIDE? With at least three speakers on the stage, a dialogue which only the two speaking are supposed to hear.
What is an APOSTROPHE? Addressing someone absent or something non-human as if they were present or alive and could respond
What is DRAMATIC IRONY? The audience or reader knows something important that the character in the play does not.
What is VERBAL IRONY? A write or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different.
What is IAMB? A metrical foot of one unaccented syllable and one accented.
What is PENTAMETER? In metrics, a line of five feet.
What is a BLANK VERSE? The predominate verse in Shakespeares dramatic works, blank verse is unrhymed iambic pentameter.
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