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prose

normal speech rhythm; Shakespeare often wrote certain characters speaking either in all verse or all prose, indicating some personality trait of the he character. If get the character deviates from its normal form, be aware of a changing state of mind...often prose signals a character slipping into insanity

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pun

a play on words, especially those that sound alike, but have different meanings

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rhyming couplet

two rhyming lines at the end of a speech, signaling that a character is leaving the stage or that the scene is ending

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simile

a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as

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William Shakespeare

Father - John Shakespeare Mother - Mary Arden April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616 Lord Chamberlain's Men

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theater

Drama supposed to be ephemeral, not static Globe

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history

dramatizes a fictional historical event

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romance

More serious form of comedy Strange, fantastic, or supernatural elements

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courtly/poetic love

Falling in love = great emotional disturbances; bewildered, helpless, tortured by mental & physical pain Condition improves when accepted, and he's inspired to great deeds When his happens, Shakespeare rhymes

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Petrarchan conceit

used by Italian poet Petrarch in his sonnets Elaborate & exaggerated comparisons expressing in extravagant terms the beauty, cruelty, and charm of the beloved and the suffering, sorrow, and despair of the forlorn love Oxymorons common

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plot structure

Act I - Exposition, Exciting Force, Rising Action Act II - Rising Action Act III - Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action Act IV - Falling Action Act V - Falling Action, Catastrophe

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hyperbole

an exaggeration made for humor or emphasis

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antecedent

(of a pronoun) the noun for which the pronoun stands

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irony

an inconsistency between appearance and reality

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verbal irony

A speaker or writer says one thing but actually means the opposite Scarcasm, overstatement (hyperbole), and understatement, are all types of verbal irony

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situational irony

the outcome of a situation is inconsistent with what we expect would logically or normally occur

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dramatic irony

the audience or the reader is aware of something that a character does not know

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pun

a play on words, especially those that sound alike, but have different meanings

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prediction

when authors foreshadow, we can make these educated guesses as to what will happen next

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theme

the central idea or message in a work of literature

plot, characters, setting, mood, and even the title, are important in determing the message

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universal theme

ideas to which ppl across time and cultures can relate

Shakespeare known for telling stories with these

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noun of direct address

the name or descriptive term by which a person is addressed

Ex: Well, Juliet, I'll be with thee tonight.