Addressing some obstact object as if it were animate. A type of personification. "Stupid computer! Shut up!"
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)
substitution of one word for another closely related word that represents a broader idea. "the pot's boiling" or "the White House announced"
substitution of part for the whole, "all hands on deck", "get your butts over here."
saying more than is true, an over-exaggeration, "his hair was falling out"
two contradictory terms together. "jumbo shrimp", "sweet tart", "pretty ugly"
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)
emotional association to a word
reader does not stop at the end of the line if there is no punctuation
repeated word, phrase, line, or group for effect
fool, droop, cool, truce.
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words, pepper, flipper, popped,
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize, Benedict Arnold
unusual word order, placement of verbs, before nouns, etc.
unrhymed iambic pentameter- the standard medium for most of Shakespeare's works- most like everyday speech
two lines of rhymeing iambic pentameter; usually a moral attatched
an extremely exaggerated comparison (comares person to gods)
play on words, phrase or sentence, sometimes playing with the sound of words (two words that sound a lot alike)
the audience knows something important that other characters do not
a statement expressing one idea, but meaning another
events that violate expectation of audience or characters
a character whoes personality/values contrast to another character(s)
a speech delivered by a single character revealing the speaker's thoughts or feelings (thinking out loud)
whispers either between characters, or from character to audience; not everyone on stage hears
use of an indirect (less offensive) term to replace a direct term which might be thought offensive
a reoccurring element within a written work- multiple references to a particular idea(s)
a personal weakness that brings about the downfall of a noble character
a noble character who exhibits a tragic flaw, recognizes it, and this flaw leads to their eventual downfall
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?
What does a red flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean?
What does a white flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean?
What does a black flag flying at the Globe Theatre mean?
Did Shakespeare ever write an original plot?
how many acts of Romeo and Juliet are there?
what shape were both Globe theatres?