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group of twelve or more members who sang and danced as a part of their commentary about a play
part of a plot in which the situation and some of the characters are introduced and explained
a humorous play on words, the humorous use of homonyms so that more than one meaning can be intended
a protagonist having a flaw, error, weakness, or vice that causes him to lose everything, sometimes even his life
a narrative having two levels of meaning: a surface, or literal, meaning and an underlying or figurative meaning
originally intense plays filled with action, usually showing the results of man's emotions overcoming reason; later it applied to any type of writing with exaggerated emotional appeal; usually good struggles against evil
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