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Audience has important information that characters in a literary work do not have.
Conversation between two characters.
A long speech spoken by a character in a dramatic work, usually alone onstange. Normally this reveals the inner thoughts and emotions of the character.
A long speech expressing thought by one character to another character.
A comment made by a character to only some characters, or to the audience.
Humorous use of a word with two meanings.
Variation of standard language spoken by a group of people of a particular region.
Written instructions that explain how a character should act.
- Ordinary writing that is not poetry, drama, or song.
- -In Shakespeare's plays, only characters of a lower social class speak in prose.
- A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that give a line of poetry a predictable rhythm.
- -The unit of measurement within a line is called a foot.
A meter made of 5 iambic feet to a line or verse.
Lines of dramatic verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
- A figure of speech in which an absent person, a personified inanimate being, or an abstraction is addressed as though being present.
- Ex. "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Writing that expresses or ridicules the vices or follies of people or societies.
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