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Chorus Character (Raisonneur)
A character who participates in the story yet seems to express the attitude that the spectator is to hold
EX: Enobarbus in Antony & Cleopatra
(Periphrasis) pointless wordiness. Also, round about speech or expression
EX: "a stercoraceous heap" for a manure pile
That which is involved with form, balance, structure, the static, the finite; as opposed to romantic - that which is improbable, imaginitive, infinite, unstable, reactionary
A four line blunt irregular stanza used for humorous characterization
Stale phrase EX: 'Blushing bride'
A play or dramatic poem written for reading, not performance.
*Can be derogatory for a failed production
A comic scene in a serious play used to relax tension in preparation for an emotional surge
Dramatic comedy employing stock characters, performed by professional Italian actors (16th century), who improvised while they performed; comedy of the guild; comedy of the mask
Poetry that is not so much read as looked at; punctuation marks or letters or words are arranged on the page to form a visual design
A character in whom a principle character confides, revealing his state of mind and often furthering the exposition
Having the power of self government
Leisurely walk or stroll
Lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility
Seeming to have a supernatural character
To work jointly with others
Expression of suffering or woe
Knowledge restricted to a small group
Weakly and effusively sentimental
Music composistion 'mix'
To trample; to make unclear or impure
To set forth; defend with arguement
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