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Flashcards in Romeo and Juliet Dramatic Elements Deck (18):
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Act

Major unit of action in play (chapter in book)

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Scene

Each time setting changes, scene changes (several in each act)

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Aside

Remark spoken in undertone, meant only for audience (comedy purpose)

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Conflict

Struggle between opposing forces (basis of plot)

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Internal/External conflict

Exists within/outside the character

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Drama

Literature meant to be preformed for audience

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Mood

How characters feel about situation

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Tone

How author feels about characters, subjects

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Chorus

Narrator (Shakespear's plays)

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Plot

Sequence of ACTION in story (exposition, rising action, climax, etc.) (can occur multiple times)

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Setting

Time, place story takes place (Verona, 1200s-1300s)

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Soliloquy

Speech character makes alone on stage (thinking out loud)

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Monologue

Speech character makes directed to others

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Symbol

Something small representing something large

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Theme

Author's message to reader

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Tragedy

Drama that starts calm/comedy, ends in tragedy/violence

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Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Audience tacitly agrees to set aside disbelief

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Dramatic Irony

When audience knows something characters don't