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a long speech by a character that is directed to other characters on stage
monologue
exists when the audience knows more about the character's mistakes or misunderstandings than the character knows
dramatic irony
a speech by a character alone in order to express private thoughts and feelings
soliloquy
refers to the techniques writers use to develop, or tell about, a character
characterization
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, work of art, ect. that the reader or audience is expected to recognize without any explanation
allusion
hints or clues of events that have not yet occurred in a literary work
foreshadowing
when a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
personification
an incident that intensifies the conflict in a story
plot complication