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Act

Like a chapter, R +J has 5 acts

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Anaphora

Repetition of a phrase or word

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Allusion

Reference to something in the past of previous literature

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Aside

Brief remark made inly to the audience

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Blank verse

Style in which Shakespeare wrote - unrhymed iambic pentameter

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Chorus

Group of people who gave brief background info

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Climax

Most exciting part

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Comic relief

Character that provides laughter

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Confidante

Someone who you can entrust darkest secrets to

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Dialogue

Speech in a play

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Couplet

Two lines that rhyme, same ending rhyme

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Dramatic irony

When audience knows something that the characters don't know

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Drama

Story

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Exposition

Explaining of whats happening

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Falling action

Outcome of the climax

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Foreshadowing

Giving clued about something that is going to happen in the future

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Figurative language

Not being literal, using figurative words

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Foil

Putting together of two or more unlike characteristics for dramatic effect

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Foreshadow

to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure

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Foreboating

Something bad is going to happen

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Metaphorical language

Adaptation of figurative language, using metaphors

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Iambic pentameter

10 beats per line, every other syllable is stressed

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Irony

3 types; situational- unexpected outcome, verbal, dramatic- only audience knows whats going on

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Malapropism

Saying something the wrong way

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Metaphor

a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”

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Monologue

Someone says something really long

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Omen

Sign of destiny

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Personification

Treating of something inanimate as if it were alive

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Prose

Normal writing, simplistic, no verse

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Prologue

Lines at the beginning if a play to help explain, said by chorus

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Pun

Play on words

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Resolution (denouement)

Tying up loose ends, conclusion

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Rhythm

meter in which something is done, beat

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Rhyme scheme

Rhyming pattern

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Rising action

Longest part of a story, after intro, struggle cones into view

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Setting

Time and place, in intro

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Scene

Located in acts, like chapters

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Soliloquy

Long drawn out speech by one character on stage, his thoughts, only meant for audience to hear

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Sonnett

A poem with 14 lines, AB AB rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, Shakespearean sonnet

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Symbolism

Something which stands for itself and something else

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Theme

The message the author is trying to get across

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Tragedy

Protagonist (main character) dies

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Tragic flaw

Something about you that will lead to your death

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Tragic hero

Hero if the story dies