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thespes
actors
Dionysis
goddess of wine and fertility
choragos
leader of the chorus
trilogy
three part story
character foil
compare and contrast two parallel characters
personification
giving a non-human, human-like characters
simile
comparison with the words like or as
metaphor
comparison with the word is
theme
the main idea of the play
literary analysis
analyzing specific passages or quotes
triumvirate
three man ruling body
soliloquy
a monologue with the character revealing thoughts or the next part of the plot
anachronism
something that is in the wrong era(the wrong time)
pun
words or phrases with multiple meanings
setting
place and time-location(props, stage direction, set, costumes)
eulogy
funeral speech
dramatic irony
knowing something that the character doesn't (it creates tension and makes us anxious)(often it's something bad that's going to happen
aside
thoughts, consious, secrets
sennet
flourish, or fanfare of trumpets announcing a ceremonial entrance or exit
exuent
exit
alarum
call to arms by drum or trumpet
characterization
details about a character that help us understand him/her better
tragedy
heroic characters unhappy endings
satyr
the first comedies
chorus
conscience
tragic flaw
a characteristic about a character that leads to their troubles
aphorism
a common, wise phrase or statement