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Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds within non-rhyming words
Blank Verse
un-rhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter. Each line has five pairs of syllables
Chorus
The chorus commented on the actions of the characters in the drama
Aside
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud, in a words meant to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters
Dialogue
Written conversation between characters
Dramatic monologue
A lyric poem in which the speaker addresses a silent or absent listener in a moment of addresses a silent or absent listener in a moment of high-intensity or deep emotion, like in a private conversation
Epilogue
A short addition at the end of a literary work, often dealing with future characters.
Foil
A character that provides a striking contrast to another character
Idiom
An expression that has meaning different from the meaning of its individual words
Irony
A special kind of contrast between appearance and reality
Meter
The regular pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in a line of poetry
Pun
Is a joke
Rhyme Scheme
The pattern of end rhyme
Act
An act is a major unit of action in a play, similar to a chapter in a book
Rhythm
The pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Allusion
An allusion is an indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place or event
Soliloquy
A speech in which a character speaks aloud
Comedy
A dramatic work that is usually light and humorous in tone
Stage Directions
Often printed in italic type at the beginning of a play and at the beginning of acts and scenes
Drama
Literature in play form