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Flashcards in Romeo and Juliet Deck (18):
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A decisive moment that is of max intensity or is a major turning point in the plot

Climax

2

A humorous speech or scene intended to lighten the mood

Serves to heighten the seriousness of the main action by contrast

Comic Relief

3

An extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem. A ________ invites the reader into a more sophisticated understanding of comparison.

Conceit

4

A device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse.

Couplet

5

A situation understood by the audience but the characters are unaware.

Dramatic Irony

6

Words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.

Figurative language

7

A character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another character.

Foil

8

A writer gives an advanced hint of what is to come later in the story.

Foreshadowing

9

To use figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a away that it appeals to our physical senses.

Imagery

10

The use of words to mean something different than what they appear to mean.

Verbal Irony

11

Comparison not using like or as

Metaphor

12

A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory words are placed in conjunction

Ex: Cruel kindness

Oxymoron

13

The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristic to something nonhuman

Personification

14

A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

Pun

15

Comparison using like or as

Simile

16

A speech given by a character alone on stage

Soliloquy

17

A dram that ends in catastrophe- usually death- for the main characters

Tragedy

18

A character's remark, either to the audience or to another character, that others on stage don't hear.

Reveals the character's true feelings

Aside