Unit 3 Vocabulary - "Coming of Age On Stage"

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monologue
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
Oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction and do not contradict each other
Pun
a humorous play on words
Indirect characterization
The character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
Direct characterization
Author directly describes character
motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
drama
a work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience
Tragedy
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
Comedy
A humorous work of drama
archetypes
emotionally charged images and thought forms that have universal meaning
Sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
Meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Rhyme scheme
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
Foil characters
a character who contrasts with another character in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character
Dynamic characters
Characters who change significantly are called dynamic characters.
Static characters
Characters that remain the same throughout the story.
Round characters
Characters who have some or many different traits that form a complex personality.
Flat characters
Characters who are simple and one dimensional.
Protagonist
the main character in a literary work
antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
dialogue
Conversation between two or more characters
soliloquy
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage