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verse drama
play written mostly or entirely in verse
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something that the characters dont
comedy
an amusing play with a happy ending
tragedy
play in which the main character suffers a major downfall
climax
poin of highest reader interest
foil
character used to contrast another character
pun
play on words based on word with different meanings
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
iamb
metrical foot cinsisting of one stressed syllable and one unstressed syllable
iambic pentameter
line of poetry with 5 iambs
sonnet
14 line poem writtin in iambic pentameter
oxymoron
words of opposite meaning used together
drama
story acted out on stage
soliloquy
long speech by actor alone on stage
rising action
part of plot that increases reader interst and complication
falling action
action that results from climax
monologue
long speech by actors with other actors on stage