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LIterary Terms: Julius Caesar

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STUDY
PLAY
Dialogue
conversation between characters
Soliloquoy
long speech in which a character, usually alone on stage, speaks to himself or herself with out other characters hearing
Aside
a remark a character makes, usually to the audience, that is not heard by characters on stage
Monologue
long speech heard by the other characters
Imagery
visual picture created in the readers mind by the text
Historical Characters
Characters that are historical that have distinct counterparts in the real world - but often from past history.
Hero
the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
Tragic Flaw
a characteristic that brings about the hero's downfall
Crisis
The conflict reaches a turning point. At this point the opposing forces in the story meet and the conflict becomes most intense. The crisis occurs before or at the same time as the climax.
Climax
point of greatest emotional intensity
Catastrophe
disaster that befalls the hero
Glosses
notes beside the text
Blank Verse
a poetic form characterized by unrhymed lines written in iambic pentameter
Iambic Pentameter
the typical line has five iambs, or five stressed and unstressed syllables
Paraphrasing
restating somethings meaning in your own words
Drama
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
External Conflict
a character struggles with an outside force, such as another character, or force such as the weather
Internal Conflict
the character struggles with his or her own opposing beliefs, desires, or values
Foil
a character who sets off another character by providing a strong contrast
Act
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
Scene
a subdivision of an act of a play
Tragic Hero
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy