Literature intended to be performed.
Drama that ends in a union.
Drama that ends in a separation.
The outpouring of fear and pity by the audience for the protagonist.
Audience worry that the plot could happen to them.
Audience empathy for the protagonist.
The character trait that brings about the downfall of the protagonist
A character who contrasts another serving to highlight the protagonist's traits.
/ U U
U U /
The process of marking and identifying poetic meter.
A unit of poetry defined by a combination of stressed and/or unstressed syllables.
Poems that follow a set meter and form.
Two lines of rhymed iambic pentameter
One actor speaking directly to the audience without other actors hearing.
One actor speaking as if others are listening.
One actor speaking/revealing inner thought.
Conversation among two or more actors
Words spoken at the outset of a play intended to give background information to the audience.
Thane of Cawdor and Glamis
A brave and honorable general in the army.
Thane of Fife.
The Thane of Cawdor's wife.
An innocent and trusting king.
The dead king's son who fled to England.
The dead king's son who fled to Ireland.
The honest general's son.
A true statement built upon seeming contradictory elements.
A self-contradictory combination of words or smaller verbal units.
A disparaging remark that hints by way of allusion.
A play on words based on the similarity of sounds between two words with different meanings.
A short narrative detailing the particulars of an interesting episode or event.
A literary device in which an indirect phrase replaces a more direct on in the interest of avoiding offensiveness.
Edward the Pious
King of England who aids Duncan's sons.
A rebel in act I