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Character or force opposed to the central character
as it moves toward its resolution
Antagonist
point of greatest tension. when a revelation is experienced
Climax
Resolution of the conflict in the plot
Denouement
Verbal exchanges between characters
Dialogue
Background information--what happened before the play began and how did the characters arrive at their present situation
Exposition
Continuing action of the plot, after the climax,
Falling action
Imitation of an action; what happens
Plot
Central character
Protagonist
Increasing tension in the conflict; suspense
Rising action
Time, place, scenery, physical elements that appear onstage
Setting
a speech a character delivers to him or herself; thinking out loud
Soliloquy
Illusion of reality; a true likeness
Verisimilitude