Flashcards in english: romeo and juliet lit terms test Deck (22)
Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Person in a story, poem, or play
The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story
Comic scene or event that breaks up a serious play or narrative
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Story that is written to be acted for an audience
Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level
Figure of speech
Character who is used as a contrast to another character
The use of clues to hint at event that will occur later in a plot
A line of poetry that contains five iambs
Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality—between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true.
Figure of speech that makes a comparison between to unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles.
Series of related events that make up a story or drama
Main character in fiction or drama
Time and place of a story or play
An unusually long speech in which a character who is onstage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.
Fourteen-line lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes
Group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit
Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well
Central idea of a work or literature