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Rhyming couplet

A pair of lines that rhym

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Dramatic irony

Occurs when the audience knows something that the character dosent

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Double entendre

A phrase or a figure of speech that could have 2 meanings or that could be understood in two different ways

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Situational iorny

A situation where the outcome os different from expected or considered appropriate

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Recognition

A discovery or recognition about ones identity that is previously unknown in the play also refers to the moment when the hero realizes that they have been responsible for their own undoing

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Reversal example

Jocasta wanted to kill her son to escape the faith but then she killed her self

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Recognition example

Jocasta has recognition because the prophecy came true and she was responsible for her own doing

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Catharsis

When the literature provides strong emotional experiences that ultimately result in a sense of purification

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Catharsis example

Idea of pity/faith Jocastas hanging and Oedipus eyes

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Reversal

Can refer to a fall from riches or happiness when Aristotle speaks of reversal he refers to an action made by the hero that has the opposite effect of what was originally intended