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an adjectivem noun,or phrase, often specif. a disparaging one. used to characterize some person or thing. a descriptive name or title (ex: "rosy
fingered dawn," "bright-eyed athena"
a poetic comparison of an individual, thing, or event to something else of greater familiarity to the audience
epic simile
name derived from a afather or ancestor
series of events in the life of a person culminating in catasrophe. It treats the action seriously, arousing great emotions of pity and fear from the audience. Classical Tragedy focuses on the protagonist or main character in the play who is marked by a tragic flaw (hamarti). Throught this, the hero's fortune may be reversed.
a person who recites the prologue and epilogue.
an interruption in the continuity of the play by the the narration or portrayal of some earlier episode
lines in a drama in which a character reveals his or her thoughts to the audience, but not to the other characters, by speaking as if to himself or herself
tragic flaw
a flaw, as pride, in the character of the protagonist of a tragedy, that leads to a downfall
the conflict of characters, as in classical Greek drama
the situation when the audience knows something the characters do not.
Dramatic Irony
the purifying of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions
the purifying of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions
insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion usaully resulting in a downlfall of the character possessing such pride
tragic flaw
unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter
blank verse
a rhyming pair of iambic-pentameter lines
heroic couplet
words spoken by an actor in shuch a way that they are heard by the audience buty supposedly not by the other actors
a humorous or facial interlude in a serious leterary work or drama, especially a tragedy, intendd to relieve the dramatic tension or heighten the emotionial impact by means of contrast
comic relief
a play in which is in the plot of another play
freytag's pyramid
expostion- rising action- climax- falling action- resolution/catastrophe