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protagonist
the main charector or hero of the play
symbol
is any object, person, place, action that has meaning in it and stands for something larger than itself
theme
the central idea of work of literature
charector foil
a charector that sets off another charector by contrast
soliloquy
A long uninterruped speech presented to charectors on stage
monologue
speech where a charector, alone on stage, speaks his or her thoughts onlly to the audience
simile
a comparision made between two dissimilar things through the use of specific word of comparision(like or as)
personification
a figure of speech in which an animal, object, natural force, or idea is given a personality and described as human
antagoinist
the charector or force that works against the protagonist; introduces conflicts
analogy
in extended comparison showing similarities between to dissimilar things
aside
the words spoken by a charector in a play, usally intented for an audience ( when they pause the olay and talk)
irony
the use of words to express something differnent from and often opposite to their literal meaning
charectorization
the personality a charector displays, also the means by which the author reveals that personality