larger section of a play, like a chapter in a book
a section of an act in a play
repetition of initial consonants, e.g. "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes"
actor who narrates the play
a work in which the protagonist is engaged in a conflict which ends in ruin or catastrophe
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes, e.g. "the cheek of night"
a figure of speech that makes a comparison without the use of words of comparison as like, as, than, or resembles
gives clues that suggest what might happen in the future
A line of poetry that contains five iambic feet.
a pattern of rhythm in a line of verse
an introduction to a play
a play that ends in a catastrophe for the main character. The catastrophe is usually caused by the character's fatal flaw.
a play that has a happy ending.
words that are not meant literally; they mean something different from what they seem to mean
a type of poem with 14 lines, iambic pentameter, and a rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg
language that is very old and no longer used
words spoken by a character to himself or to another character but that are not supposed to be heard by the others on stage
a figure of speech that combines opposite terms in a brief phrase, such as "loving hate"
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character who is alone on stage
a speech given by one character in a play or story