Drama list 2 terms

Created by kcurletti Teacher

16 terms

Tragedy

a play that ends unhappily

Theme

important central idea in the play

Motivation

reasons for characters' beliefs and actions

Protagonist

the hero or leading character with whom the audience sympathizes

Antagonist

the character who opposes or competes with the protagonist

Irony

a contrast between what is and what appears to be

Dramatic irony

when the audience knows what the characters do not

Soliloquy

a speech given by a character alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is feeling and/or thinking

Comic relief

a humorous scene, incident, or speech that relieves the overall emotional intensity

Foil

a character whose personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work

Aside

a character's remark, either to the audience or to another character, that others on stage are not supposed to hear

Pun

a joke that comes from a play on words

Tragic Hero

The main character in a story who makes a mistake that leads to his/her downfall

Oxymoron

a word or phrase that contradicts itself

Situational Irony

When an event occurs that contradicts the idea the character had

Verbal Irony

When there is a misunderstanding in what a character says or does

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