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Pun
a play on words that explains another meaning
Soliloquy
is a speech delivered by a lone character that reveals the speakers thoughts
Monologue
a statement stated by a character
Stage Directions
statements describing location on state props used on stage or position or players
Irony
The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
verbal irony
ironic by stating something that is not used-contradictory statement sarcasm
dramatic irony
suspensful
Simile
is a comparison using like or as
Metaphor
is a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken or written about as if then
Personification
is a figure of speech in which an idea, animal, or thing is described with human qualities
Hyperbole
is an exaggeration made for rhetorical effectg
Allusion
technique in which reference is made to a person, event, object, or work from history or literature
Oxymoron
is a statement that contradicts itself
Foil Character
is a character whose attributes, or characteristics contrast with it
Aside
a statement by a character made to be heard by the audience
Tragedy
in which the protagonists social values decline
Iambic Pentameter
type of poetry, da-dum-da, week to strong sylable
blank verse
is unrythmend poetry written in iambic pentameter
Anachronism
is a reference to something that did not exist at the time being described