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R&J mdtm

English Mdtm 1

A speech made by one character in a play, story, or poem. Monologue
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage. Soliloquy
A statement that seems contradictory but that actually may be true. Paradox
The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Alliteration
A deliberate exaggeration or overstatement. Hyperbole
A contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true. Dramatic Irony
A work of literature, especially a play, that results in a catastrophe for the main character. Tragedy
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics. Personification
A character or force in conflict in with main character, or protagonist. Antagonist
The sequence of events in a literary work. Plot
The use in literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur. Foreshadowing
A central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work. Theme
A character who provides contrast to another character. Dramatic Foil
The main character in a literary work. Protagonist
Anything that stands for or represents something else. Symbol
The time and place of the action. Setting
Cleverness; Slyness Cunning
Worthless Vile
Speech that is vivid, forceful, graceful, and persuasive. Eloquence
Arrogant Haughty
Small bottle containing medicine or other liquids. Vial
Distressing; Sad Lamentable
Banish Exile
Tomb Sepulcher
Noisy fight Fray
Injustice; Complaint Grievance
Thinking deeply or seriously Pensive
Long journey Pilgrimage
Created by: 2015BoySam



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