points of comedy that relieve the tragic moments in the work
an event that occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the character, the reader, or the audience.
words used to suggest the opposite of what is meant.
A contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader/audiences knows to be true.
Words that tell a reader who is being addressed (who is being spoken to).
Humorous use of a word with two meanings.
Words spoken in an undertone that is not meant to be heard by all the characters.
Long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
One person speaking on stage (there may be another character on stage too).
A character who changes during the course of the plot. They generally change for the better.
Characters within a story who remain the same. They do not change. They don't change their opinions or minds.
One-dimensional, embodying only a single trait. Likely to be a character who isn't so important.
Characters who have personality traits like real people. We see different sides of them.
A character whose purpose is to show off another character. For example, Mercutio and Romeo are foils to each other. One is outgoing and crazy, and the other is shy and laid back.
Comparison of unlike things. For example, Paris comparing Juliet to a sweet flower when she is a lifeless body.
Drama where the central character(s) suffer disaster or great misfortune.
The final explanation or outcome of a plot.
The end of the central conflict.
The turning point of the story; everything begins to unravel at this point of heightened interest.
The point where the protagonist's situation will get better or worse.
Struggle that develops. (Know the four different kinds of struggles that can occur.)
The initial incident that is the first bit of action that gets the plot moving.
The introduction (the plot usually begins with this). Includes the setting, characters, and basic situation.
He lived from 1563-1616. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
"Romeo and Juliet"
Was written about 1595
An adversary to the main character. The Joker is the antagonist to Batman.