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Flashcards in Prose/Drama: Characters ,Structure, Narration Deck (20):
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Caricature

And exaggerated depiction of a character or incident, using ludicrous distortion of parts are characteristics

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Archetype

In art a pattern character or idea that reoccurs and conveys a universal symbolic meaning

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Dynamic/round character

A character whose personality changes or involves through the work

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Static/flat character

A simple character who does not change or involved during the course of the narrative

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Stock character

A very simple literary character who remained under developed in a work; one who is a stereotype

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Foil

Character that serves as contrast to highlight opposing traits in another character

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Persona

Voice/character representing speaker in literary work

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Tragic hero

A hero in a tragedy who makes an error in judgment or has a fatal flaw that combines with fate and or external forces to bring about his or her downfall

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Denouement

The ending; final outcome everywhere, usually including resolution of mean complication

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Montage

A composition made by juxtaposing or superimpose images or design; a cascade of images in cinema/literature

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In media res

The opening of an epic midway in a story – "in the middle of things." Usually the hero recounts what occurred earlier

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Deus ex machina

And unexpected, improbable character, device or event that is introduced me to resolve a situation or untangle a plot

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Aside

In play, a brief moment when a character speaks "under his breath" and, only audience hears

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Colloquialism

A local or regional dialect expression

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Monologue

A dramatic soliloquy or long speech

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Stream of consciousness

Narration like internal monologue, but with coherence to convey jumble of thoughts

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Soliloquy

In drama, a section and in which a character reveals thoughts without addressing a listener; usually poses a dilemma and ways the pros/cons, declaring a final decision at the end

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Omniscient narrator

A third person narrator who knows all of the characters thoughts and motivations; Limited omniscient indicates the narrator has knowledge of one character on more, but not all

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First, second, and third person narrator

The different forms of narration and that indicate a grammatically the vantage point of the speaker (first person – "I"; second version – "you"; third person – "they", "he", "she")

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Point of view

Attitude or outlook of a narrator character in a work