Romeo and Juliet-Literary Devices and Drama Vocab
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A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A play on words
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
A character who acts as a contrast to another character
A feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about what will happen next in a story
A contrast between expectation and reality
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
When a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or event
A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
Conversation between two or more characters
14 line poem
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
A four line stanza