english shakespearean terms

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english shakespearean terms
2012-11-29 16:08:08
shakespearean english terms

shakespearian terms
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  1. Act
    • a main division of a drama
    • shakespeare plays consist of 5 acts
  2. allusion
    a referance to a literary or historical event or person to explain present situtaion
  3. aside
    a humerous scene or speech in a serious drama which is meant to provide relief from emotional intensity
  4. comic relief
    a humorous scene or speech in a serious drama which is meant ot provide relief from emotional intensity
  5. dramatic irony
    when the audience knows something that the characters do not
  6. metaphor
    • a figure of speech that implies or states a comparison without like or as
    • "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun"
  7. oxymoron
    • a combination to ttwo contradictory words for the sake of emphasis
  8. scene
    a small unit of an act in a play in which there is no shift of locale or time
  9. soliloquy
    a speech given by a character alone on the stage to let the audience know what the character is thinking and feeling
  10. tragedy
    a type of drama of human conflict which ends in defeat and suffering