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aside

Apart of the actor's supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended for the audience.

blank verse

Unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.

verbal irony

The difference between what is said and what is meant.

situational irony

The difference between what actually happens and what is expected.

dramatic irony

The difference between what the audience sees and the characters believe to be true.

monologue

A long speech made by a character in a play.

soliloquy

A speech made by a character as if thinking out loud.

tragedy

A serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (like destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or terror.

tragic hero

A great or virtuous character in a tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.

tragic flaw

A character flaw or defect that causes the downfall of the tragic hero.

foil

A character that makes another character seem better by contrast.

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