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Romeo and Juliet: Terms

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Iambic Pantameter
A form of meter that consists of 5 unstressed syllables each followed by a stressed syllable
Soliloquy
A lengthy speech by a character that expresses his/her thoughts and/or feelings.
Aside
A brief remark by a character that expresses his/her thoughts and/or feelings.
Monologue
A lengthy speech by a character addressed to other characters
Allusion
References to well-known people, places, or events.
Dramatic Irony
A difference in what the people knows and what the character thinks.
Foreshadowing
A literary tool used to give a hint to future events.
Blank Verse
Unrhymed poetry in iambic pantameter.
Sonnet
A 14-line poem written as ABABCDCDEFEFGG.
Verbal Irony
Irony in which words portray the opposite that is meant.
Irony of Situation
An event that is unexpected by the characters or the audience.
Irony
A literary tool that portrays differences between appearence and reality.
Meter
A poems rythmical pattern.
Tragedy
A drama in which the central character faces great danger and predicament.
Suspense
A feeling of curiosity or uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work.
Tragic Flaw
The flaw of a character that leads him/her to tragedy.
Character's Motive
The reason behind a characters thoughts or actions.
Couplet
A pair of rhyming lines, such as the last two lines of a sonnet.
Drama
A story written to be performed by actors.
Tone
The writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject.