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Romeo & Juliet Terms

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foil
a character who contrasts with another character
round character
a complex character with many traits and qualities who change throughout the story
flat character
a two-dimensional character that is simple and does not change throughout the course of a story
blank verse
a type of poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines
iambic pentameter
five two-syllable united called feet in which the first syllable is unstressed and the second syllable is stressed
couplet
a rhyming pair of lines, usually the same length and meter
aside
a short remark delived only for the audience's benefit
soliloquy
a long speech where a character reveals their true feelings or opinions
dialogue
a conversation between two or more persons
monologue
a long speech addressed to other characters on the stage
dramatic irony
a type of irony in which the audience knows something the characters on stage don't know
oxymoron
a figure of speech using seeming contradictions
simile
a comparison using "like" or "as"
metaphor
a comparison not using "like" or "as"
personification
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman object is given human qualities
imagery
a descriptive or figurative language in literature to create images in the audience's minds
plot
the storyline
prose
the ordinary form of written language, without metrical structure
conflict
a stuggle between opposing forces
theme
the hidden meaning of a story
tragic hero
the main character of a tragedy whom results in a catastrophe
tragic flaw
a tragic hero's weakness
apostrophe
a literary term for talking to an absent person or object, thing that will not answer
pun
a play on words
stage directions
notes included in drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged
bawdy
inappropriate, humorous, obscene
trans
a prefix for "across" or "through"
inter
a prefix for "amoung," "in the midst," "within," or "shared by two or more"
ward
a suffix that means "in the direction of" or "having a specified direction"
ambi
the prefix that means "both" or "around"