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1 Dramatic Terms These are general dramatic terms you will have to know Examples given pertain to Julius Caesar

2 Act

3 Set

4 Prop

5 Backdrop

6 Script

7 Convention

8 Dialogue

9 Dramatic Irony

10 Aside Words spoken in an undertone not meant to be heard by everyone on stage

11 Monologue Long, uninterrupted speech made by one character –example: Mark Antonys funeral oration

12 Soliloquy Long speech made by one character alone on stage> The audience may learn the thoughts of character (thinking out loud) –example> Mark Antony alone with Caesars body

13 Personification Giving human qualities to something not human - figurative language –example> The heart is thirsty for that noble pledge.

14 Simile Comparison of two unlike things using as, like, or than –example> I am as constant as the Northern Star.

15 Metaphor Direct comparison –example> I am the Northern Star.

16 Hyperbole Over exaggeration –example> Im so hungry I could eat a cow!!

17 Dramatic Structure Introduction –Characters –Setting –Conflict Julius Caesar> Act I

18 Rising Action Complications –Julius Caesar> Brutus joins the conspiracy –planning of the assassination

19 Climax Highest point of interest>everything begins to unravel from here –Assassination of Caesar –Mark Antonys funeral speech

20 Falling Action Events continue to unravel and begin to move towards a resolution –Mark Antony, Octavius, Brutus and Cassius –Armies established

21 Resolution Things are tied together. All pieces of the puzzle are put together. May NOT be a happy ending. –Mark Antony avenges Caesar –Brutus dies –Cassius dies –Brutus honored


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