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16 terms

Drama list 2 terms

STUDY
PLAY
Tragedy
a play that ends unhappily
Theme
important central idea in the play
Motivation
reasons for characters' beliefs and actions
Protagonist
the hero or leading character with whom the audience sympathizes
Antagonist
the character who opposes or competes with the protagonist
Irony
a contrast between what is and what appears to be
Dramatic irony
when the audience knows what the characters do not
Soliloquy
a speech given by a character alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is feeling and/or thinking
Comic relief
a humorous scene, incident, or speech that relieves the overall emotional intensity
Foil
a character whose personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work
Aside
a character's remark, either to the audience or to another character, that others on stage are not supposed to hear
Pun
a joke that comes from a play on words
Tragic Hero
The main character in a story who makes a mistake that leads to his/her downfall
Oxymoron
a word or phrase that contradicts itself
Situational Irony
When an event occurs that contradicts the idea the character had
Verbal Irony
When there is a misunderstanding in what a character says or does