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Unrhymed verse with iambic pentameter
Ordinary writing that is not poetry, drama, or song
Drama where the central character/s suffer disaster/ great misfortune
Comparison of unlike things
A character whose purpose is to show off another character (ex. Benvolio for Tybalt)
One person speaking on stage (may be other characters on stage too)
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage. (inner monologue)
Words spoken, usually in an undertone not intended to be heard by all characters
Humorous use of a word with two meanings- sometimes missed by the reader because of Elizabethan language language and sexual innuendo
words that tell the reader who is being addressed
Words used to suggest the opposite of what is meant
Use of comedy within literature that is NOT comedy to provide "relief" from seriousness or or sadness (NOT dark satirical comedy)
An event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the characters, the readers, or the audience
A contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader/audience knows to be true