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ENGLISH 1-A

TermDefinition
drama a story written to be acted for an audience
tragedy a play, novel, or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end
prologue a short intro at the beginning of a play that gives a brief overview of the plot
chorus a group who says things at the same time
static character a character who does not change much in the course of a story
dynamic character a character who changes character as a result of the story events
aside words spoken by a character in a play, usually in an undertone and not intended to be heard
blank verse un-rhymed iambic pentameter
couplet two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
iambic meter unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
iambic pentameter five verse feet with each foot an iamb (a total of 10 syllables)
pun the humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time
monologue a long, uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters
soliloquy a speech in which a character is alone on stage and expresses thoughts put loud
sonnet a fourteen lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes.
Created by: SmithAllison