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Aside
a short speech delivered by an actor in a play, directed to the audience, and inaudible to the other actors.
monologue
a speech by one character in a play, story, or poam.
soliloquy
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
Dramatic Irony
a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true.
Flat and Round Characters
flat characters: shows only one trait.
round characters: shows many different traits, faults, and virtues.
Plot
the sequence of events in a literary work.
Plot diagram
a diagram that outlines a plot.
exposition
writing or speech that explains a process or presents info.
Rising Action
All events leading up to the climax.
climax
the high point of interest or suspense
Fallen Action
leads to the denouement.
Resolution
denouement.
Hubris
pride, arrogrance.
Tradgedy
a work of lititure that results in a cattastrophe for the main character.
Tragic hero
main character, significent person. Has somthing tragic occur to them and they turn out the hero.
Groundlings
the poorer part of the audience.
the pit
bottomless, doomed.
Allusion
a reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
Paraphrasing
rewording in less tecnical terms.
hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeraton or overstatement.
Dramatic foil
a foiled attempt.
Inference
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of evidence.
Metaphor
a figure in speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were somethng else.
Simile
a figure of speech n which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas.
Personification
a type of figuritive language in which a nnhuman subject is given human characteristics.
concrete detail
a known fact.
commentary
a personal opinion.
chunk
a part of a paragraph: 1 concrete detail, 2 commentary.