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An unaccented or unstressed syllable is followed by an accented or stressed one

Iambic

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There are five iambs per line

Pentameter

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A metrical foot consisting of two syllables a short one followed by a long one

Iamb

4

Echo or reverberation

Replication

5

Basic character

Mettle

6

Lean or thin

Spare

7

Bodily weakness

Infirmity

8

Violent windstorm with rain snow or hail

Tempest

9

In a proud commanding way

Surly

10

Foreboding full of unspecified meaning

Portentous

11

Impressively forceful

Prodigious

12

Dissembling (disguising) ignorance

Irony

13

When a character fails to recognize realities that are clear to the audience

Dramatic irony

14

Made greater

Augmented

15

Begged, pleaded with

Entreated

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A group of people plotting an illegal or evil act or such a plot itself

Conspiracy

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Strong determination

Resolution

18

Act or deed,especially a heroic acheivement

Exploit

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About to happen

Imminent

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Old word for envy, jealousy

Emulation

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A brief comment a character makes that is not heard by anyone else on stage and that reveals the characters thoughts or feelings

Aside

22

A speech made by a character alone on stage

Soliloquy

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A very long speech by one person without interruption from the others on stage

Monologue

24

Old word for "petition"

Suit

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Old word for "to kick disdainfully"

Spurn

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Old word for "recalling", especially from exile

Repealing

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Confused

Confounded

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Open rebellion against authority

Mutiny

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A desire to harm or see harm done to others

Malice

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A formal speech, especially one given at a state occasion, ceremony, or funeral

Oration

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To speak formally and at length

Discarse

32

Depraved; ignoble (not honorable)

Vile

33

A struggle between opposing forces

Conflict

34

Money, property, or position left in a will to someone

Legacies

35

Damaging to a person's reputation

Slanderous

36

Hidden; secret

Covert

37

Punishment, severe criticism

Chastisement

38

System of values

Philosophy

39

A dramatic form in which the main character is involved in a struggle of great significance that ends in disaster

Tragedy

40

Weakness such as ambition, pride, jealousy, or some other human frailty

Tragic flaw

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The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions

Catharsis

42

A Greek philosopher who tried to find freedom from physical pain and emotional disturbance

Epicurus

43

Old word for a standard bearer; one who carries a flag

Ensign

44

Feeling of desire for another's possessions or qualities and jealousy at not having them

Envy

45

A poetic form written in the metrical pattern of iambic pentameter

Blank verse