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dramatic terms Romeo and Juliet
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a drama that ends in a catastrophe - most often death- for the main character (often called a tragic hero)
the main character who is usually nobly born and who may have a great influence on his or her society. the tragic hero also tends to have at least one tragic/character flaw
a weakness or serious error in judgment that leads to his or her downfall
a funny scene, incident, or speech that relieves the overall emotional intensity. a more practical reason for this is to ensure that even the funny guys have a role in the play.
a reference to an outside work the audience is supposed to know. ex: the Bible, another piece of literature, Greek and Roman mythology.
a character whose personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work by using a foil, the writer highlights the other characters traits or attitude. ex: Lennie and Curley
a speech that a character gives when he or she is alone on the stage. its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is thinking
a character's remark, either to the audience or to another character, that others on stage are not supposed to hear. its purpose is to reveal the characters private thoughts. a stage direction, usually in brackets or parentheses, indicates when this is being made. they are spoken to the audience unless the stage directions indicate otherwise
a long speech delivered by one character to address another character(s) on stage
Shakespeare's plats are largely written in this verse- a form of poetry that uses unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter - lines that ideally have five unstressed syllables, each followed by a stressed syllable. this should be spoken naturally and without awkwardness
the general term for literary techniques that portray differences between appearance and reality, or expectation or result
words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant. sarcasm
there is a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true
shows only one trait
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
a character that shows many different traits
develops and grows during the course of the story
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