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23 terms

Drama Terms 2 Rhonda Crowdis

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playwright
the author of a play
epilogue
The final speech of a character at the end of a play.
stage directions
notes in the play that tell the actors what to say and do.
repetition
repeating of a phrase or stanza in a work of literature for emphasis!
couplet
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
stanza
a group of lines that form a unit in a poem or song
end rhyme
Repetition of the same sound at the end of a line of poetry.
rhyme scheme
The pattern of a poem that is formed by the end rhyme of each line (using the
iamb
two syllables--the first one unstressed and the second one stressed
iambic pentameter
-a 10-syllable line with 5 iambs.
sonnet
a 14-line lyric poem where each line is iambic pentameter.
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds in groups of words.
suspension of disbelief
the audience's willingness to believe the unbelievable and sacrifice 'logic' for the sake of enjoyment.
foil
A character in fiction who sets off the protagonist or some other character by comparison.
figurative language
language not intended to be interpreted to mean exactly what it says.
literal language
language that means exactly what it says
imagery
Language that appeals to the senses
simile
a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things which does not use the words like or as
personification
giving inanimate objects human characteristics
pun
the humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time.
dramatic irony
When the audience knows something that the characters do not know.
irony of situation
When an action is the opposite of what the character and audience expects.