romeo and juliet dramatic elements

Act Definition: section of a playExample: Act. 3 Scene. 2
Aside Definition: away from the groupExample: “shall I hear more or shall I speak at this”
Chorus Defintion: opinions of playExample: Prologue
Comic Relief Defintion: An amusing scene, incident, or speech introduced into serious or tragic elements, as in a play, in order to provide temporary relief from tension, or to intensify the dramatic action.Example: The nurse provides frequently inappropriate remarks.
Drama Definition: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.Example:Prologue
Dialogue Definiton: the lines spoken by characters in drama or fictionExample: Romeo and Juliet balcony scene
Foil Definition: Person emphasizing anothers qualities by contrast.
Foreshadowing Definition:, the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plotExample: Prologue and when Mercutio says “A Plague o’ both your houses”
Irony Definition:, incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occursExample: Two households both alike in dignity
Monologue Definition:, a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actorExample: Act.2 Scene.2
Parenthetical Description Definition: Set off within or as it within parenthesisExample: Act Scene and numbers
Prologue Definition:, an introduction to a playExample: Chorus beginning of a play.
Props Definition:moveable objects used on the set of a playExample: Clothes, Rapiers, Daggers
Pun Definition:a humorous play on wordsExample: “That dreamers often lie”
Plot Structure Definition:the arrangement of the actionExample: Climax, Resolution
Scene Definition:, the place where some action occursExample: Romeo and Juliet balcony scene
Soliloquy Definition:, speech you make to yourselfExample: Balcony Scene
Stage Directions Definition:The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.Example: Instruction for a play
Theme Definition:The main idea of the storyExample: Love, Hate, Revenge
Dramatic Tragedy Definition:Intro, Complication, Climax, Falling Action, CatastropheExample: Romeo and Juliet kill themselves

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