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peruse
to examine or consider with great attention and detail
tragedy
type of literature when the central character suffers disaster or great misfortune (usually do to a tragic flaw)
dramatic irony
irony that occurs when the audience or reader knows something that a character of characters do no
tone
feelings and emotions that accompany the words (autor's attitude)
dramatic foil
a character who highlights or brings out the personality traits of another character in a play
blank verse
UNRHYMED verse written in ten syllable lines, where every second syllable is stressed (iambic pentameter)
soliloquy
a speech in a play in which a character alone on stage expresses his/her thoughts directly to the audience
auspicious
prosperous, favorable
allusion
an implied or indirect reference
personification
giving nonhuman objects human qualities
monologue
lengthy speech addressed to other characters, not to the audience
pestilence
a contagious disease; virtulent and devastating
presage
a warnign or indication of the future
inexorable
not to be persuaded or moved
prologue
the preface/introduction to a literary work