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22 Cards in this Set

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is the repition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
(i'll look to like, if looking liking move)
an allusion
a reference to a literary or historical character or event
a charactor or force in conflict with the protagonist (main character)
an apostrophe
the device of having a character speak to a person or an abstract idea even though the person or idea isnt' or cant be present
lines spoken by an actor to himself or directly to the audience. other characters dont hear this
comic relif
humor inserted into the play to break a serious mood
dramatic irony
when a characterss words or actions have one meaning for the character and a different meaning for the audience or reader.
A character that highlights or brings out the personality traits of another character in a play
the use of clues to suggest what is going to happen
language that appeals to the senses. Most images are visual that is they create pictures in the reader's mind by appealing to the sense of sight. Images can also appeal to the senses of sound, touch, taste, or smell.
a metaphor
a figure of speech in which to dissimilar things are compared
a lengthy speech delivered by a character and is addressed to tohter characters in the play, not the audience.
a description that contains a self- contradiciton.
(parting is such sweet sorrow)
a figure of speech in which an object is givne human characteristics.
a brief opening seciton to the play spoken by a single actor called the corus.
main character
a play on the multiple meaning of a word.
rites of passage
to lovers go through this
a simile
compares two different temrs using either like or as.
a long speech delivered by a character alone on stage to let the audience know what the character is thinking and feeling.
a drama in which events turn out disastrously for the main characters, often resulting in death.
tragic flaw
the weakness in the tragic hero, which leads to their downfall