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mode of fictional representation through dialogue and performance. It is one of the literary genres, which is an imitation of some action.
literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having cheerful ending
kind of drama that presents a serious subject matter about human suffering and corresponding terrible events in a dignified manner.
Major Division of a play
a sequence of continuous action in a play, movie, opera, or book.
the main character who has a weakness of personality that causes them to make unfortunate choices
characters who are opposites
a conversation between two or more characters
a long speech given by a single actor while other actors are present
a speech delivered by a character alone on a stage that revels the character's thoughts and feelings
a comment made by one actor to another (or the audience) the other characters are not intended to hear
notes provided by the playwrights to describe how the play should be presented or performed
disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one
the struggle occurring within a character's mind.
struggle between literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
a direct comparison between two unlike things
a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result
point of view
the narrator's position in relation to the story being told; a particular attitude or way of considering a matter; the position from which something or someone is observed
narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of one character
third person objective
narrator doesn't describe the thought or feelings insteads it gives and objective, unbiased point of view.
using "I" "ME"
Is a from of communication in which persuasive techniques are used (or misused) to manipulate an audience into taking action or joining a cause.
Is an attempt to persuade the target audience to join in and take the course of action that "everyone else is taking"
Tying a person or cause to a largely perceived negative image.
Is when a candidate or cause is identified with common people from everyday walks of life.
Using symbols, quotes, or images of famous people or things to convey a message not necessarily associated with them.
Is a celebrity endorsement of a philosophy, movement, or candidate
Applying logic, one can usually draw a conclusion from one or more established premises.
The idea is to present a dreaded circumstance and usually follow it up with the kind of behavior needed to avoid the event.
A generally accepted virtue is usually employed to stir up favorable emotions.
is a literary device in which an author hints or suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story.
a literary work that criticizes human behavior -- especially social and political systems-- through ridicule, irony, sarcasm, and exaggeration
story in which the characters, settings, and event represent something more than what they are in the story (symbols) to make a point or teach a lesson
the place or type of surrounding where something is positioned or where an event takes place
bringing life to un life objects
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