Literary Terms- 1

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Literary Terms- 1
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  1. Is a form of literature that is written to be performed for an audience, whether on stage or in front of cameras
    Drama
  2. Unveils the downfall of a main character 
    Tragedy 
  3. Is light and often numorous in tone 
    Comedy 
  4. Dramatic plots are divided into 
    Acts 
  5. Establishing a different time or place 
    Scenes 
  6. Or a struggle 
    Conflict 
  7. Is the central character of the play 
    Protagonist 
  8. Character who oppose the main character 
    Antagonist 
  9. A minor character whose traits contrast sharply with those of the main character
    Foil 
  10. The italicized instructions in a play are written by an author 
    Playwright 
  11. Describes the setting of the play and suggest the use of props, lightening, scenery, sound effects, and costumes etc.
    Stage directions
  12. Conversation between characters
    Dialogue 
  13. A long speech spoken by a single character to himself/ herself, or to the audience 
    Monologue 
  14. A monologue in which a character speaks him/ he private thoughts alound and appears to be unaware of the audience
    Soliloquy 
  15. A short or comment that is delivered by a character to the audience, but that is beyond the hearing of other characters who are present
    Aside 
  16. The subject of a topic 
    Theme 
  17. A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory 
    Exposition
  18. The most intense or important point of something
    Climax 
  19. A related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest
    Rising action 
  20. The part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict had been resolved
    Falling action 

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