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Flashcards in Romeo And juliet Deck (14):
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Aside

Words spoken by a character in the play, usually in an undertone and not intended for other characters to hear

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Monologue

Long uninterrupted speech

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Soliloquy

a speech in which a character is alone onstage and expresses thoughts out loud

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Foil

A character who sets off another character

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Foreshadowing

The use of hints and clues to suggest what action is to come

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Subtext

Layer of meaning under the words

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Pun

Humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest multiple meanings

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Malapropism

Misuse of a word

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Epithet

Descriptive adjective or phrase to characterize somethings

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Oxymoron

Rhetorical figure where contradictory terms are combined

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Imagery

Descriptive language

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Dramatic oirony

Contrast between what the audience perceives and what a character knows

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Situational irony

Difference between what is expected and what really happens

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Verbal irony

Contrast between what is said and what is meant