Dramatic Terms (Romeo and Juliet vocab)
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a set of two consecutive rhyming lines
the pattern of rhyme within lines of verse
a set of lines within a poem (poem paragraph)
ordinary form of written or spoken language (not poetry)
a play or other story of serious events, in which the main character(s) have an unhappy end
a defect in a character which causes problems and brings about the character's unhappy end
a long speech heard by no other characters, in which a character expresses his/her thoughts
a long speech in which a character is talking to another character
short lines spoken by a character in a play, that are not overheard by the others on stage
a character used to contrast another character. They are the same age and gender, but when compared, important differences become apparent
a unit of rhythm in poetry, consisting of 2 syllables, where the first is unstressed, and the second is stressed
a line of verse that consists of five iambs
a poem of fourteen lines, each written in iambic pentameter, using the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg
a play/joke using the multiple meanings of words
a pairing of opposite words
A villain that is hither come in spite/ To scorn at our solemnity this night.
A bad guy who has come here to make fun of our party.
The day is hot, the Capels are abroad/ And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl
It's hot outside, the Capulets are around, and there will definitely be a fight if we run into them.
I do beseech you, sir, have patience./ Your looks are pale and wild and do import/ Some misadventure.
Please, be patient. You look crazy, like you're about to do something really horrible.
My master knows not but I am gone hence,/ And fearfully did menace me with death/ If I did stay to look on his intents.
My boss thinks I've left, and threatened to kill me if I stayed around and saw what he was up to.
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