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An indirect reference to a famous person, place, event, or literary work
A short speech directed to the audience or another character that is not heard by characters on stage
unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
A single actor who acts as a narrator in a play.
consists of humorous scenes, incidents, or speeches that are included in a serious drama
Literature in which plots and characters are developed through dialogue and action in play form
A character who provides a striking contrast to another character
A metrical line of five feet or units, each made up of an unstressed and then a stressed syllable.
A comparison without using like or as
A long uninterrupted lyric poem addresses a silent or absent listener in a moment of high intensity or deep emotion
A special kind of concise paradox that brings together two contradictory terms
A paradoxical or contradictory statement
An introductory scene in a drama
A play on words that wittily exploits a double meaning
A comparison of two things using like or as
A speech in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud
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