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a brief remark in which a character expresses private thoughts to the audience rather than to other characters
occurs when another character(s) and/or the audience know more than one or more characters on stage about what is happening
where a character gives a long speech explaining his or her feelings, actions, emotions
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
discrepancy between what is expected, as in action or as regards to the situation/setting, and what one would expect to happen
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
describing one kind of sensation in terms of another, thus mixing senses: "How sweet the sound"
using one part of an object to represent the entire object (for example, referring to a car simply as "wheels")
a work in which the protagonist, a person of high degree is engaged in a significant struggle and which ends in ruin or destruction
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