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Literary terms9

R 18 speech-universal theme

speech a nonfiction work that is delivered orally to an audience.
stage directions notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged
staging includes the setting, lighting, costumes, special effects, and music that go into a performance of a drama
stanza a group of lines of poetry that are ususally similiar in length and pattern and are separated by spaces. It is like a paragraph of poetry with a single main idea.
surprise endding conclusion that is unexpected
suspense feeling of anxious uncertainity about the outcome of a literary work.
symbol something that stands for or represents something else
symbolism can highlight certain elements and add levels of meaning with the use of symbols
theme a central message which is usually presented indirectly
tone the writer's attitude toward his/her audience and subject. Formal, informal, serious, playful, bitter, ironic, etc.
tragedy work of literature escpecially a play that results in a catastrophe for the main character
universal theme message about life expressed regularly in different cultures and time periods like courage, love, greed
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