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34 Cards in this Set

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space which plays are performed; situation of dramatic performance
Drama –
a dramatic work intended for performances by actors on stage
– a conversation between two or more people
Stage Directions –
directions in scrip that the actors are suppose to perform
anything that is on stage [not including the actors] during the performs
– a event ending in great lose or misfortune
Tragic Hero –
a man of noble statues and admired by society but flawed
Catharsis –
release of tension and anxiety by recounting and/or acting out past experiences.
Round Character –
a character when you see more then one side of their personalities
Flat Character
a character when you see one side of their personalities
Dynamic Character
– a character who changes throughout the play/novel/ect.
Static Character –
a character who stays the same throughout the play/novel/ect.
Direct/Indirect Characterization -
Direct is when the author or narrator comes out and says what the character is like. Indirect is when the character shows you threw what he or she does, actions talking.
Dramatic Foil
- character in a drama that tries to prevent another character, usually the protagonist, from succeeding in something
– a long speech performed by one character, it’s the thought and feelings, no one else is on stage
Monologue –
A long speech by one character meant for everyone to hear
– thoughts and feelings of one character while other people are on stage, only met for audience to hear
- a character who shares secrets, personal information, or discussions of intimate or internal conflicts with another.
Comic Relief
In a tragedy, a short comic scene that releases some of the built-up tension of the play - giving the audience a momentary "relief" before the tension mounts higher
passing reference or indirect mention
Simile –
resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
one thing is called another which it resembles in some significant way.
Alliteration –
His repetition of initial consonant sounds in words, as in "rough and ready."
Oxymoron -
association of twoterms that seem to contradict
- metaphorical representation of an animal or inanimate object as having human attributes--attributes of form
– a play on words
Paradox -
an argument which seems to justify a self-contradictory conclusion by using valid deductions from acceptable premises.
- feelings of excessive pride
- an international agreement
Irony -
A meaning (often contradictory) concealed behind the apparent meaning of a word or phrase.
Dramatic Irony
– situation where a character is unaware of something the audience knows
Verbal Irony
- a statement which has the opposite of the intended meaning.

Shakespearean Sonnet –
Quatrain, Couplet; Iambic Pentameter; Blank Verse, Prose
Situational Irony
– occurs when what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected or appropriate