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This occurs when the outcome of something is the opposite of what is expected.

Dramatic Irony

When the reader/audience knows more about a situation than the characters involved; the reader /audience knows the 'big picture' while the characters only know their point of view.

Comic Relief

A humorous scene that occurs after a serious scene to lighten the mood of audience.


A long speech a character says to another character or group of characters.


A long speech a character says alone,directed at the audience, to reveal their thought or advance the plot.


A play on words.


a short comment made to the audience that other actors pretend not to hear.

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