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an indirect reference by casually mentioning something that is generally familiar (ex. Mythology, the Bible, History)
lines that are whispered to the audience or to another character on stage (not meant to be heard by all the characters on stage)
a form of unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter, lines that ideally have five unstressed syllables each followed by a stressed syllable. However, the pattern is not perfect. (very common in all of Shakespeare's plays)
a bit of humor injected into a serious play to relieve the heavy tension of tragic events
an implied comparison between two different things; indentifying a person or object as the thing to which is being compared
a figure of speech whereby the name of a thing is substituted for the attribute, which it suggests (ex. The pen (power of literature) is mightier than the sword (force))
the operation of justice in a play with fair distribution of reward for good deeds and punishment for wrong doings
a single character on stage thinking out loud (a way of letting the audience know what is in the character's mind)
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