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a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
Suspension of Disbelief
The demand made of a theater audience to accept the limitations of staging and supply the details with their imagination.
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thought, words, and actions
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
a character who embodies a single quality and who does not develop in the course of a story
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