A Midsummer Night’s Dream Vocab and line structure

Soliloquy an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
inconclusive not leading to a firm conclusion; not ending doubt or dispute.
Foil A character who acts as a contrast to another character
Dialogue Conversation between two or more characters
flippant showing inappropriate levity
pedantic marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
ludicrous broadly or extravagantly humorous
energetic possessing or exerting or displaying energy
disparage to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
Aside a character’s dialogue is spoken but not heard by the other actors on the stage
acerbic harsh or corrosive in tone
rhymed verse metered talked that rhymes
loathsome Causing hatred or disgust
satirical exposing human folly to ridicule
transpose to change the order or place of, especially letters, words, or musical notes
overwrought deeply agitated especially from emotion
Monologue An extended speech spoken by one speaker, either to others or as if alone.
trochaic tetrameter Stressed – unstressed -Stressed – unstressed
Prose no meter or structure
derision contempt and mockery
blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter
audacious (adj.) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
combative having or showing a willingness to fight or argue
rigorous demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
Couplet two lines in a row that rhyme
extenuating to make light of

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