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Flashcards in Literary Devices/Dramatic Purposes Deck (16):
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Comic Relief (R&J)

Is a character used to release tension and stress with in the play or novel

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Foil

Is a character or thing that directly contrast with another character or thing

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Tragic Hero (R&J)

Is usually the protagonist that has everything they need. However through terrible events they lose it all

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Fatal Flaw (R&J)

Is a characteristic that a character has that causes their death. Also something that happens to cause death

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Pathos

Is when the audience feels sympathy, sorrow, or pity for a character

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Symbols

Something that is reoccurring in the novel or play and has a significant meaning

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Irony

A character says something, then the opposite happens

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Dramatic Irony (R&J)

When a character in the play says or does something that the audience already knows the outcome of

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Foreshadowing

When a character or event hints at an event that could happen in the future play

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Soliloquy (R&J)

When a character from the play speaks their thoughts while alone

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Nemesis

Is a character that intervenes to kill or pay back the character that has done terrible things

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Foreboding

When a character or event hints at a terrible event that will happen in the future

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Atmosphere

The tone or mood of a place or situation

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Character Development

Creating a believable character in fiction by giving personality and depth

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Plot

The main events in a play or novel

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Dramatic Purpose

A part of literature that serves a specific purpose to the plot