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Soliloquy A single character alone on stage thinking out loudA 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.
TERMS FOR “JULIUS CAESAR” EQ: How can I identify and analyze the characters, themes, and structures of a Shakespearean Tragedy?
TERMS TO KNOW FOR UNIT ON SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET Drama Literary Terms.
What literary techniques will we find in Romeo and Juliet?
Drama Unit Terms & Definitions English 9. Drama Terms Comedydramatic work that has a happy ending, and a tone/style that is more light-hearted Tragedydramatic.
Dramatic and Literary Elements
Drama Terms Romeo and Juliet By: William Shakespeare.
Julius Caesar Background on William Shakespeare Globe Theatre Literary Devices Tragedy Background on Julius Caesar.
Use your sheet to write down your responses. 1. DIALOGUE 2. MONOLOGUE 3. SOLILOQUY 4. ASIDE A. SPOKEN ALONE ON STAGE B. CONVERSATION BETWEEN.
Literary Techniques, Elements of a Drama, and Rhetoric
Notes on Drama and Literary Devices for Reading Romeo and Juliet "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." (Act V, Scene III)
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Widely regarded as the greatest writer in English Literature.
Literary Terms Drama- written to be performed for an audience Cast- list of characters at the beginning of the play; features every character that appears.
Aim: Who was William Shakespeare? What is Shakespearean drama? Do Now: Explain in 1-3 complete sentences something you know about William Shakespeare,
Literary Terms for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Vocabulary/Terms Review.
“Romeo & Juliet” Literary Terms Drama a story written to be performed by actors.
Literary Terms – Take 4 sheets of blank computer paper. Fold in half side-to-side and top-to-bottom so that you get 4 squares. You will use both.
ROMEO AND JULIET WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Act I: Vocabulary and Literary Terms.
Terms Triumvirate: a group of three powerful or notable people or things existing in relation to one another.
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