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DRAMA TERMS. SOLILOQUY  A single character alone on stage thinking out loud  A way of letting the audience know what is on the character’s mind.

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1 DRAMA TERMS

2 SOLILOQUY  A single character alone on stage thinking out loud  A way of letting the audience know what is on the character’s mind

3 ASIDE  Words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not supposed to be overheard by the others onstage  A way for characters to tell a secret

4 FOIL  A character who is used as a contrast to another character

5 TRAGIC FLAW  A trait that leads a character to his/her downfall

6 COMIC RELIEF  A bit of humor in a serious play to relieve tension and create suspense

7 PUN  A play on words  A pun plays on the multiple meanings on two words that sound alike but have different meanings

8 IAMBIC METER  Each unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable

9 IAMBIC PENTAMETER  Five iambic units in a line  “But soft. What light through yonder window breaks?”

10 BLANK VERSE  Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter

11 COUPLET  Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

12 FORESHADOWING  Lines that give hints or clues to future events

13 VERBAL IRONY  A contrast between what is said and what is meant

14 DRAMATIC IRONY  A contrast between what the audience knows and what a character does not know


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