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metaphor

a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else

personification

giving human qualities to animals or objects

simile

comparison using like or as

symbol

something that stands for something else

alliteration

the repetition of initial consonant sounds

repetition

repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis

assonance

the repetition of vowel sounds

consonance

repetition of consonant sounds

onamatopoeia

the use of a word or phrase that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes

rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

meter

rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

playwright

the author of a play

actors

the performer in a play

acts

the major divisions of a play

scenes

a subdivision of an act in a play

charaterization

the means by which characters are created and developed

dialogue

a conversation between two people

monologur

long speach by one person

stage directions

notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged

theater

a building where plays, movies, or concerts are presented

set

everything on stage that suggests the time and place

props

The properties or small objects used by the actors

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