Romeo and Juliet: Authors Craft Terms

Iambic Pentameter line or verse w/ 10 syllables per line, one short syllable followed by one long/ stressed syllable.
Sonnet iambic pentameterrhyming scheme14 linesabab cdcd efef gglove
Pun play on words
4 Types of Audience Members groundlings: relatibility, puns, dirty jokes, violencemerchants: relatibility, puritans: criticize Shakespearenoblemen: love, sonnets, couplets (2 lines that rhyme)
Monologue long speech by one person
Soliloquy is a monologue, alone on stage, talking to themselves like they are talking to audience
3 Types of Plays tragedy: something very unfortunate at the end, goal of tragedy is catharsiscomedy: light-hearted, end in marriagehistory: involves events or people from history
Catharsis you watch something because it makes you feel better about yourself *hike
Tragic Hero have a tragic flaw they refuse to change, they make a mistake and fall, always noble, we watch their catharsis
Light Imagery author utilizes light to paint a picture: flames, stars, explosions, candle
Cosmic Dance belief that stars control your destiny
Chain of Being everything has an order you go against natural order; consequences ex: foreshadowing
Foils opposite characters ex: Tybalt and Benvolio
Archetype a very typical example of a certain person or thing
Social Critisism locates the reasons for malicious conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure
Oxymoron two opposites put together
Death as Bridesgroom foreshadowing death before a wedding
Aside dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.

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