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22 terms

english final

STUDY
PLAY
metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else
personification
giving human qualities to animals or objects
simile
comparison using like or as
symbol
something that stands for something else
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
repetition
repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds
onamatopoeia
the use of a word or phrase that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
meter
rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
playwright
the author of a play
actors
the performer in a play
acts
the major divisions of a play
scenes
a subdivision of an act in a play
charaterization
the means by which characters are created and developed
dialogue
a conversation between two people
monologur
long speach by one person
stage directions
notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged
theater
a building where plays, movies, or concerts are presented
set
everything on stage that suggests the time and place
props
The properties or small objects used by the actors