Card Set Information
fileName "Literary terms"
What is an act?
A main division of drama
What is alliteration?
The repetion of of the same intial consanant sound in two or more consecutive or closely associated words
A reference to a literary or historical person or event to explain a present situation
A brief remark made by a character which is ment to be heard by the audience or another character
Mood established by events, places, or situation
A humorous scene or speech in a serious drama which is ment to provide relief from emotional intensity
A hint of what is to come
Words or phrases that appeal to the senses
A contrast between what is and what appears to be types include verbal and dramatic
A figure of speech that implies or states a comparision between two unlike things which are similar in some way
A combination of two contradictory terms for sake of emphasis
A figure of speech in which human qualities are attributated to inamimate obejects animals or ideas
The art of persuasion
A small unit of an act in a play in which there is no shift of locale or time
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as
A speech given by a character alone on the stage to let the audience know what the character is thinking and feeling
A type of drama of human conflict which ends in defeat and suffering
Using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance
Two sentences of contrasting meaning