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Iambic pentameter

the metrical pattern used by Shakespeare.
5 iambs (unstressed, stressed) per line

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Foreshadowing

Suggesting, hinting, indicating or showing what will occur later in a narrative. Foreshadowing provides hints about what will happen next

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Monologue

One character speaking alone for an extended period of time

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Soliloquy

A monologue spoken by an actor when they think they are alone.
Reveals the character's innermost thoughts, feelings, state of mind, or intentions

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Rising action

Series of events leading up to the climax

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Climax

The protagonist reaches the peak of his or her power and a distinct change occurs in him/her as well as in the direction of the action

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Falling action

The antagonist begins to rise in power. The conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist becomes the essence of the plat

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Resolution

Glimpse of restored order

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Prose

written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.

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Couplet

Two line stanzas

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Pun

A play on words

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Blank verse

Unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Free verse

No disernable rhyme or meter, but short that look like verse as opposed to the sentences of prose

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Irony

The constrast between the apparent situation and the real situation

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Verbal irony

a contrast between what someone says and what he/she means

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Situational irony

a contrast between what it seems like will happen and what really does happens

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Dramatic

a contrast between what the audience or charcters know and what another character doesn't know

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Sonnet

A lyrical poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns

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Personification

Giving human qualities to non-human things

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Oxymoron

A contridiction in terms

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Allusion

A reference to a place, event, literary work, myth, or work of art outside the text

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Metaphor

A comparison of two unlike things stated in auch a way as to imply that one object is another, figuratively speaking

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Simile

A comparison of two unlike things implied by using an adverb such as like or as