Romeo And Juliet definition

Aside a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
soliloquy a speech given by a character alone on stage
blank verse unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
comic relief A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood
tragedy A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
tragic flaw A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero
tragic hero A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
foreshadowing the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
foil a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another
imagery Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
mask a covering to disguise or conceal the face
masque masked
masquerade a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
prologue an introduction to a play
pun a joke that results from multiple word meanings
allusion a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
sonnet a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
theme The main idea of the story
characterzation the act of creationg and devoloping a character by revealing the character’s traits, actions, apperence or speech.
dramatic irony when a reader is aware of something that a character isn’t
situational irony an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
verbal irony sarcasm
plot the sequence of events in a story
plot structure The usual order of events in a particular story
exposition background information presented in a literary work
rising action the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
climax the turning point in a story
falling action events after the climax, leading to the resolution
resolution finding a solution to a problem

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