← Shakespeare Test Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All apostrophe Addressing some obstact object as if it were animate. A type of personification. "Stupid computer! Shut up!" allegory a form of extended metaphor in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. (fables and parables) metonymy substitution of one word for another closely related word that represents a broader idea. "the pot's boiling" or "the White House announced" synechdoche substitution of part for the whole, "all hands on deck", "get your butts over here." hyperbole saying more than is true, an over-exaggeration, "his hair was falling out" Oxymoron two contradictory terms together. "jumbo shrimp", "sweet tart", "pretty ugly" paradox a statement which wile seemingly contradictory or absurd may actually be well-founded or true. "Everything I say is a lie." (a statement that can't possibly be the truth) prose everyday language denotation dictionary definition connotation emotional association to a word enjambment reader does not stop at the end of the line if there is no punctuation refrain repeated word, phrase, line, or group for effect assonance fool, droop, cool, truce. consonance the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words, pepper, flipper, popped, alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse onomatopoeia the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent. allusion a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize, Benedict Arnold word inversion unusual word order, placement of verbs, before nouns, etc. blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter- the standard medium for most of Shakespeare's works- most like everyday speech heroic couplets two lines of rhymeing iambic pentameter; usually a moral attatched conceit an extremely exaggerated comparison (comares person to gods) puns play on words, phrase or sentence, sometimes playing with the sound of words (two words that sound a lot alike) dramatic irony the audience knows something important that other characters do not verbal irony a statement expressing one idea, but meaning another situational irony events that violate expectation of audience or characters foils a character whoes personality/values contrast to another character(s) soliloquy a speech delivered by a single character revealing the speaker's thoughts or feelings (thinking out loud) asides whispers either between characters, or from character to audience; not everyone on stage hears euphemism use of an indirect (less offensive) term to replace a direct term which might be thought offensive motifs a reoccurring element within a written work- multiple references to a particular idea(s) tragic flaw a personal weakness that brings about the downfall of a noble character tragic hero a noble character who exhibits a tragic flaw, recognizes it, and this flaw leads to their eventual downfall 1564-1616 When did William Shakespeare live? Stratford, England; along the Avon River Where was William Shakespeare born? Anne Hathaway age 26 Who does William Shakespeare marry at 18? Susannah, Hamnet, and Judith What are the names of Shakespeare's kids? history What does a red flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean? comedy What does a white flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean? tradgedy What does a black flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean? no Did Shakespeare ever write an original plot? 5 how many acts of Romeo and Juliet are there? octogon what shape were both Globe theatres?