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Anachronism
Something historically out of place.
Aside
When a speaker speaks directly to an audience.
Bard
Lyrical poem (the "ultimate Bard" is Shakespeare)
Characterization
Method of developing a character throughout a period of time.
Direct Characterization
Author states fact(s) about the character(s).
Indirect Characterization
Author develops character throughout dialogue.
Iambic Pentameter
Particular rhythm in common meter (stressed syllables).
Blank Verse
Verse comprised on unrhymed lines all in the same meter.
Irony
The use of words to convey an opposite idea of the real meaning.
Verbal Irony
What is said is opposite of what is meant.
Situational Irony
Outcome that is very different than expected.
Dramatic Irony
Irony that the audience understands but character(s) do not.
Metaphor
Figure of speech in which a phrase is applied to something it isn't.
Extended Metaphor
Metaphor that is extended throughout a poem, stanza, act, etc.
Simile
Figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared using "like" or "as".
Monologue
When a speaker speaks their thoughts out loud to a group or audience.
Pun
"Play on words".
Soliloquy
When a character talks to them self, revealing thoughts.
Tragic Hero (Aristotle)
Tragic flaw leads to their downfall by a reversal of luck. This persons actions increase their self-awareness and self-knowledge.
Tragic Flaw
The downfall of the Tragic hero; their "fault".