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iambic pentametre
body of meaurement
prose
language that goes right to the end of the page
poetry
does not go to the end of the line, normally has metre
black verse
unrhymed iambic pentametre
scansion
metrical placement or device for poectry
virgule
"_______________/____________"
humour
a theory of medieval and renaissance medicide in whihc human disposition is dominated
soliloquy
a talk a character gives to themselves that only thema nd the audience can hear
aside
something said to the audience only and the other characters cannot hear
oxymoron
expression of apparent contradiction
pun
use of the smae sounding words with different meanings for humour
dramatic climaz
the place in the play that is the most suspenseful
technical climax
everything must ascend (comedy) or descend (tragedy)
sonnet
14 lined lyrical poem
hero
character we identify with, normally superior to us
comic relief
a character that provides humour to lighten the atmosphere after a "heavy" scene
negative capability
keat's idea that shakespeare, of all literary artists, was best able to seperate himself and characters from himself