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English Drama Theatre Terms
A set of terms used to describe theatrical works. Define.
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
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
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.