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Romeo and Juliet Literary Terms
Literary Terms: Romeo and Juliet (Ms. Mathias English I Honors)
Terms in this set (10)
opposing or hostile force against protagonist
a dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener
a piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage
the central character; usually dies because of a character flaw or a cruel twist of fate
a humorous scene or speech intended to relive tension. Makes the main action seem more serious by contrast.
occurring when the implications of a situation or speech are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
developed and given distinctive traits and emotions by the author
lack emotional depth, and who don't change much over the course of the story.
humor resulting from words with similar sounds and different meanings "I was struggling to figure out how lightning works then it struck me."
is poetry written in regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always iambic pentameters.
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