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Drama Terms

Romeo and Juliet Drama terms

drama acted out on a stage by actors in front of an audience
tragedy sad ending drama
comedy happy ending drama
plot sequence of events
dialogue conversation of characters
stage directions conveys the actions of the characters on the stage
exposition the beginning
conflict internal or external problem
climax (blank)
crisis (blank)
turning point a change in the plot
resolution the end
prologue the introduction of a play
verse drama poetry in a play
blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter
couplet two rhyming lines
pun a play on words
soliloquy alone on the stage with your thoughts
foil a contrasting character
aside a secret that is heard by the audience but not by the characters on the stage
monologue a long speech when an audience and other characters are listening
conventions ideas that the audience just accepts such as a dead body walking off of the stage.
dramatic irony the audience understands more than the characters do
comic relief a lightening of the mood
props movable parts of the drama
protagonist main character
antagonist opposes the main character
Created by: thelton



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