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allusion
brief reference to something outside the work the reader is expected to know
asides
A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage.
blank verse
unrhymed poetry with five pairs of syllables
brawl
A noisy fight in a crowd.
comedy
Light and humorous drama with a happy ending.
comic relief
humorous scene to relieve emotional intensity
couplet
A stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed.
drama
A play intended for performance by actors on a stage.
dramatist
Someone who writes plays.
foil
character who personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work
iambic pentameter
five unstressed syllables, each followed by a stressed syllable
meter
regular pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in a line of poetry
passages
A section of test; particularly a section of medium length.
playwright
Some who writes plays.
prologue
An introduction to a play.
soliloquy
speach a character gives while alone on stage
star-crossed
doomed
theater
A building where theatrical performances can be presented
tragedy
Drama in which the protagonist is overcome with some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity.
tragic hero
a character with one or more fatal character flaws