A figure of speech addressing a person, personified object, abstract quality, or idea as if it were actually present.
A remark spoken in a low voice by a character in a play; it is heard by the audience but not by the other characters- tells about a character's thoughts and feelings. In this dramatic convention the actor directly addresses the audience.
Unrhymed but otherwise regular verse, usually iambic pentameter.
A pause or break in a line
A statement that is deliberately ambiguous, one of whose possible meanings is suggestive of some impropriety
A multiplicity of meanings
Verse in which the sense of meaning runs on from one line to the next
A speech to the audience at the end of the play, often asking for applause
Line in iambic pentameter with an additional unstressed sylable at the end of the line
A stressed syllable ending a verse line
A large sheet of paper 18" x 14" ("The First _______" is the collection of all Shakespeare's play published in 1623.)
A sheet of paper approximately 9" x 7" - about half of Shakespeare's play were published during his lifetime in ______ editions
The audience knows information that the characters do not
Saying one thing but meaning another
Inappropriate, muddled or mistaken use of words
Regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry - may be used to emphasize particular words or ideas to create a certain mood; the inner rhythmical structure of line
All language not in verse; used mainly, but not always, for comedy, madness, lowo status, characters, letters, and proclamations. (1) It is without sustained rhythmic regularity (2) It has some logical grammatical order, and its ideas are connectely stated rather than merely listed (3) It is characterized by style (4) It will achieve variety of expression through varied diction
When a word has two or more different meanings the ambiguity can be used for comic or serious effect
A speech delivered while the speaker is alone, calculated to inform the audience of what is passing in the character's mind.
A poem almost invariable of fourteen lines and following one of several set rhyme schemes
Rapidly alternating single lines spoken by two characters.
Sentence structure; the way in which words, phrases, and clauses are arranged in a sentence.
Strongly patterned language (basic unit of _____ is a line)