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Logical
Facts/brain
Ethical
Right/or wrong/beliefs
Emotional
Feelings/heart/soul
Exposition
Creates tone, states setting, and provides background. Act 1
Incentive moment
Point at which the tragic hero becomes aware of the possibilities for action .Act 1
Initial Incident
Actual first piece of action done by the tragic hero. Act 1
Rising action
Complication; the building of tension caused by the conflict of opposing interests. Act 2
Climax
Also called the turning point; the peak of action and emotional intensity. Act 3
Falling action
Stresses action from the forces opposing the hero; suspense must be maintained while action moves swiftly and logically toward the disaster-the tragedy. Act 4
Catastrophe or Resolution
The moment marking the hero's tragic failure. Often manifested by his death. Act 4
Aftermath
Act v. The ending. The good that comes out.
Blank verse
Unrhymed poetry in iambic pentameter. Ten syllable lines.
Anachronism
An event or detail in a literary work that is placed outside its proper historical period.ex. Julius Caesar not placed in Shakespeare time.
Soliloquy
A long speech given by an actor alone of stage who speaks his thoughts and feelings directly to the audience.. Ex Cassius
Character Foil
A character who develops another through contrast
Tragedy
Depicts death or destruction of a hero. Hero suffers because of a tragic flaw.
Tragic Hero
A great man who through some flaw of defect in an otherwise noble character brings about his own destruction.
Tragic Flaw
A fault in character which leads to a great man's destruction.
Men at some time are masters of their fates…
Cassius
Let me have men about me that are fat
Caesar
When beggars die, there are no comets seen
Calpurnia
Stoop, then, and wash
Cassius
Friend, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
Antony
For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel.
Antony
This was the noblest Roman of them all
Antony
Analyze characterization
The character itself, facts, and basic knowledge
Objectivity
Things the person did with no opinion
Subjectivity
Your opinion on things