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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Test
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Shakespearean Tragedy
a play, written by William Shakespeare, in which the action leads to the main character's downfall
Soliloquy
a speech in which one character, alone on the stage, states private thoughts
Aside
a remark that a character on the stage makes to another character or to the audience, out of the hearing of the other characters on stage
Dramatic Irony
a situation in which the audience knows something that a character on the stage does not know yet
Blank Verse
unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter
Mise en scene
the way that sets, props, actors and other elements work together to express a director's ideas
Character Trait
a feature of someone's personality
Character Motive
a person's reason for taking an action
Internal Conflict
a clash between opposing thoughts and feelings in a person's mind
External Conflict
a clash between people who oppose each other
Plot
the set of events that tell a story
Iambic Pentameter
a rhythm in which a line has five stressed syllables, each of which follows an unstressed syllable
Cause-and-Effect Relationship
a connection between events in which one event makes another happen