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1

What is usually the outcome of a tragedy

Death

2

A ______________ is the central character in a drama.

Protagonist

3

What are 3 characteristics of a protagonist

Usually fails or dies because of a character flaw or a cruel twist of fate, often has a high rank or status, shows strength while facing their destiny.

4

An _______________ is the character who opposes the main character

Antagonist

5

Name 3 examples of an antagonist

Another character, a group of characters, something nonhuman (nature or society)

6

A _______ is a character whose personality traits and attitude contrast sharply with those of the main character

Foil

7

What is the purpose of a foil

To highlight both characters' traits

8

A _____________ is a long speech spoken by a single character to them-self or to the audience when the character is alone on stage do the audience knows what the character is thinking

Soliloquy

9

The ______ is a short speech or remark delivered by a character to the audience or to another character. Other characters on stage cannot hear the words spoken. It reveals private thoughts.

Aside

10

______________ ____________ is when the audience knows more than the characters. It helps build suspense

Dramatic irony

11

__________ _________ is a humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood

Comic relief

12

What is the purpose of comic relief

To lighten the mood, and heighten the seriousness of the main action by contrast

13

___________ ___________ The form of poetry that Shakespeare uses. It sounds like natural speech

Blank verse

14

An ___________ as a reference with little work to something that the audience is expected to know

Allusion

15

Name two types of literature that Shakespeare made an allusion to

Greek and Roman mythology and the bible

16

_____ is another word for jokes. Shakespeare's plays contained many of these

Puns

17

A list of characters is called a ____________________. It is listed at the beginning of the play

Cast of characters

18

The _______________________ describe all aspects of the setting as well as the entrances and exits of the characters

Stage directions

19

What is a synopsis

A summary of the main points of a scene

20

________________ is the conversation between characters

Dialogue

21

What is the purpose of marginal notes

To help you figure out unfamiliar words and unusual sentence structures

22

What does paraphrase mean

To restate the main ideas using your own words

23

A __________ is a drama that ends in catastrophe. It unveils the downfall of a main character

Tragedy