Dramatic Terms and Devices
Terms in this set (9)
A play on words in which a word or phrase has a double meaning
A direct comparison not using 'like' or 'as'
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
Occurs when a character speaks their thoughts in an extended speech while alone on stage.
occurs when a character briefly speaks their thoughts to the audience while others are on stage.
Someone ( a protagonist) who experiences a rise in fortune followed by a sudden downfall that almost always results in death.
The lack or excess of a character trait that leads to the protagonist's downfall.
Occurs when the audience knows something the character doesn't.
A feeling of sympathy or sadness evoked by a play.