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1 Drama and Poetry

2 Terms to know: Dialogue conversation between 2 or more characters
Monologue a long speech spoken by one character to one or more other characters

3 More Terms to know… Soliloquy a speech in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud, usually alone on stage Stage directions info. written in the play, not intended to be spoken by the actors. It provides information about scenery, props, lighting, costumes, and actors’ movement on stage.

4 What’s in a name? Literary devices Figurative language Literary language = SAME Figures of speech Poetic devices

5 Rhythm The pattern of stressed and unstressed sounds in spoken language. In poetry, we call the rhythmical pattern meter, and it is determined by the number and types of “beats”, or syllables, in a line. Example: Darth Vader decided to crush the rebel soldier. Luke Skywalker will rebel against his father’s wishes.

6 Rhyme The repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Either within lines or at the ends.

7 Alliteration Repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds usually at the beginnings of words that are close together in a poem.

8 Assonance Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem. Seeing the snowman standing all alone In dusk and cold is more than he can bear. The small boy weeps to hear the wind prepare A night of gnashings and enormous moan.

9 Let’s hear it! Examples:
Onomatopoeia: Use of a word whose sounds imitates or suggests its meaning. It’s so natural to us that we begin using it instinctively as children. Examples: Snap, crackle, pop, fizz, click, zoom, buzz

10 Author’s Style Word choice the kinds of words an author typically uses…formal/informal, slang/standard, large/small Ex: Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain Sentence structure types and lengths of sentences an author uses. Some use short, straightforward sentences, others use long, complicated ones. Ex: Shakespeare known for iambic pentameter

11 Tone The attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the audience. This is conveyed through diction and details.

12 Similes Not smiles… Makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, resembles, or than. Examples: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun.- Shakespeare I wandered lonely as a cloud- Wordsworth I love you like a love song, baby.- Selena Gomez


14 Metaphors Makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles. Examples: O my love is a red, red rose. It is the East, and Juliet is the sun. The morning is a budding flower waiting to burst


16 Personification Kind of a metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human. Examples: This poetry gets bored of being alone, It wants to go outdoors to chew on the winds, To fill its commas with the keels of rowboats -The Sun chuckled as it came out of the cloud. -The lightning danced across the sea.

17 Hyperbole Deliberate exaggeration or overstatement to make a point, emphasize a point, or to create comic effect

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