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SOLILOQUY A single character alone on stage thinking out loud A way of letting the audience know what is on the character’s mind
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
FOIL A character who is used as a contrast to another character
TRAGIC FLAW A trait that leads a character to his/her downfall
COMIC RELIEF A bit of humor in a serious play to relieve tension and create suspense
PUN A play on words A pun plays on the multiple meanings on two words that sound alike but have different meanings
IAMBIC METER Each unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable
IAMBIC PENTAMETER Five iambic units in a line “But soft. What light through yonder window breaks?”
BLANK VERSE Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
COUPLET Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
FORESHADOWING Lines that give hints or clues to future events
VERBAL IRONY A contrast between what is said and what is meant
DRAMATIC IRONY A contrast between what the audience knows and what a character does not know
Drama Terms Romeo & Juliet. Act A main division of a drama. Shakespeares plays consist of five acts with each act subdivided into scenes.
TERMS FOR “JULIUS CAESAR” EQ: How can I identify and analyze the characters, themes, and structures of a Shakespearean Tragedy?
Introduction to William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Literary Terms Jeopardy English 9 Directions for online viewing: Use the Internet Explorer Browser, not Netscape. When viewing in Internet Explorer,
Prose & Verse The Bard was famous for his writing skills He wrote in two different styles.
Monday, November 11, Take a handout from the front table -You do not need a portfolio -Have a pencil out.
Dramatic Literary Terms Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Romeo and Juliet Two households… Both alike in dignity…
William Shakespeare & Romeo and Juliet. The Globe Theatre Built in 1594, The Globe broke away from the traditional rectangular shape of English theaters.
English Jeopardy Hamlet Begin. SR200 TD300SR300VW300 TD400VW400SR400 SR500VW500TD500 TD100VW100SR100 TD200VW200 Something’s Rotten Too Much Drama Vocabu…
Allegory: A story in which the characters represent abstract qualities or ideas. For example, in westerns, the sheriff represents the good, and the outlaw.
Literary Elements in Romeo and Juliet English 9. Allusion A literary Device that stimulates ideas, associations, and extra information in the reader’s.
Game Play Open 2 nd Slide, let the sound play. Click to 3 rd Slide, let the sound play. Click to 4 th Slide and show students the Game Board As you play.
English Jeopardy King Lear Begin. BW200 SC300BW300VW300 SC400VW400BW400 BW500VW500SC500 SC100VW100BW100 SC200VW200 Blow Winds Smile From A Child Vocabu…
Ms. Tripkens English I EOC Terms. Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds Falling Action The action that takes place after the climax; where the.
Poetry is literature in verse form, a controlled arrangement of lines and stanzas. Poems use concise, musical, and emotionally charged language to express.
Rhythm in poetry in general and in the works of Will Shakespeare in particular.
Background Information. Perhaps the most famous playwright/ author in the world to this day Born 1564 (April 23 rd is celebrated as his birthday) Born.
Forms of Poetry 8 th Grade GRC OMMS. Forms of Poetry Poems are split into two broad divisions: Narrative Poetry and Lyric Poetry Narrative Poetry –Tells.
Eighth Grade Literary Analysis Unit Shakespearean Sonnets The Basics.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare: A Brief Biography Born in April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon Born in April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon John Shakespeare.
DefinitionsIdentify Identify the literary devicethe literary device in context (1)in context (2)
Shakespearian Writing. Prose and Verse Shakespeare wrote plays alternating the use of both verse and prose Prose is everyday language of communication.
Ms. Miller. A story with two or more levels of meaning—a literal level and one or more symbolic levels.
Othello By William Shakespeare. Key Facts… Full title: Othello Full title: Othello Type of Work: Play Type of Work: Play Genre: Tragic drama, historical.
Literary Terms. denotation Dictionary definition of a word The word midnight means the middle of the night.
Sonnet Lesson 1 Continued - Imagery. Format of a Sonnet: Must have 14 lines Must follow a regular rhymed pattern Usually written in iambic pentameter.
Romeo and Juliet Act II C. Edge. Literary Terms Analogy – a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based Analogy.
The One-Act Seminar. DRAMA: Greek origin meaning “to do” or “to act” All DRAMA springs from life: People - Problems - Particular Time & Place.
Dramatic Terms These are general dramatic terms you will have to know Examples given pertain to Julius Caesar.
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