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21 Cards in this Set

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decree
ruling or official announcement
encumbrance
burden or hindrance
expound
explain or elaborate on
firmament
heaven, sky or basis or foundation
ghetto
part of a city where a group is forced to live by law, poverty or prejudice
indiscriminately
arbitrarily, haphazardly, or randomly
mysticism
spirituality or direct communication with or knowledge of God
premonition
forewarning, intuition or feeling about the future
prominent
famous or outstanding
waif
orphan or stray
anachronism
a mistake in time in a story (film, play, poem)
motivation
reasonm for taking action (love. fear, need for money all examples)
logic
making reasonable connectins between things
allergory
one text or story is a model or behavior; the denotations of the story have broad connotations
cataclysm
the freat flood in human prehistory or any tremendous, disaster that destroys a part of theearth or civiization
Musical Comedy
a genre of theatre in which songs nd music are part of a play usually in a musical comedy the characters sing when the emotios are too great to contain
Conventions
norms of behavior r agreements about presentation. the convention of musical comedy is to interagrate songs with an otherwise realistic plot
The Fourth Wall
a convention of the theater (tv or film) in which the actors pretend that the audience or camera isn't there. the fourth wall ameks us feel as if we're watching something real and intimate
Adaption
changing tect or story from one genre to another
Allusion
when one text or story refers to another
Satire
a play, film, tv show or other kind of story that makes fun of social customs or politics