use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse.
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature
a message that departs from the main subject
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
acting the part of a character on stage
the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
author directly describes character
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
rhymes at the end of lines
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
first person point of view
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
the act of providing vague advance indications
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
the ability to form mental images of things or events
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
someone who tells a story
prose writing that is not fictional
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
point of view
the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
preface; introductory part
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
the act of doing or performing again
finding a solution to a problem
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
is the pattren of stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken or written language
events leading up to the climax
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
groups of lines in a poem
an uncertain cognitive state
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
third person point of view
someone on the outside is looking in and telling the story as he/she see it unfold.
drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
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