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Revenge Tragedy

Dramatic tragedy that consists of a murder that has to be avenged by relative of victim

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Dramatic Climax

Moment of greatest emotional tension in drama

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Technical Climax

Turning point in a drama at which the rising action reverses to become falling action

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Foil

Character in a work whose behavior and values contrast with those of another character in order to highlight distinctive temperament of that character

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Comic Relief

Humorous scene/incident that alleviates tension in an otherwise serious work

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Aside

In drama, speech (directed to audience) that is not audible to other characters onstage

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Blank Verse

Unrhymed iambic pentameter: 5 iambs/line: ten syllables with accents on even syllables

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Dumb Show

Part of play given in pantomime

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Heroic Couplet

Two consecutive lines of poetry in iambic pentameter that rhyme

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Soliloquy

Dramatic convention by means of which a character, alone onstage, utters thoughts aloud