Hamlet terms

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Hamlet terms
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  1. larger division of a play
    act
  2. a comment by the character on stage that is meant to be heard but the audience but not the other characters
    aside
  3. the willing acceptance by both the author and the audience of certain procedures that are not realistic
    convention
  4. is a reciprocal conversation between two or more entities
    dialogue
  5. any representation of life on a stage employing dialogue and conventions
    drama
  6. meaningful movements that deepen the readers or audiences understanding
    dramatic action
  7. realistic movements during a play
    dramatic activity
  8. an extended, uninterrupted speech by one person only. the person may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing other persons, e.g. an audience, a character, or a reader
    monologue
  9. drama in which the dominant motive is revenge for a real or imagined injury; it was a favorite for of English tragedy in the Elizabeth and Jacobean eras and found its highest expression in William Shakespeare's Hamlet
    revenge tragedy
  10. small division of an act or play
    scene
  11. a relatively long speech in which the character talks to the audience or to no one in particular, expressing the characters inner-most thoughts or providing background info for the audience
    soliloquy
  12. notes provided by the author to help reader understand actions  and verbal qualities in the written word
    stage directions
  13. a form of serious drama in which the main characters must commit themselves to specific courses of action in order to accomplish their goals. Inevitably the main character fails. this failure is a result of a tragic event or a character weakness which leads to the characters downfall
    tragedy
  14. a flaw in the character of the protagonist of a tragedy that brings the protagonist to ruin or sorrow
    tragic flaw
  15. reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
    allusion
  16. a person, situation or element that comes against the protagonist
    antagonist
  17. the process of revealing the personality of a character in a story/play
    characterization
  18. judgment of character by the reader is based only by evidence writer gives
    indirect
  19. judgement not made by reader; we are told directly what kind of person the character is
    direct
  20. scene in a movie , play, short story, novel, or narrative poem that interrupts the present action of the plot to "flash" backward and tell what happened at an earlier time
    flashback
  21. the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
    foreshadowing
  22. is a type of meter that is used in poetry and drama. it describes a particular rhythm that the words establish in each line. that rhythm is measured in small groups of syllables; these small groups of syllables are called feet
    iambic pentameter
  23. language that appeals to the senses
    imagery
  24. technical term for the epic convention of beginning "in the middle of things" rather than at the very start of the story
    in media res
  25. contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality- between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true
    irony
  26. the words and actions of the characters belie the real situation, which the spectators fully realize. the character speaking may realize the irony of his words while the rest of the characters may not; or he/she may be unconscious while the other actors share the knowledge with the spectators; or the spectators may alone realize the irony
    dramatic
  27. a discrepancy between the expected result and actual results when enlivened by "perverse appropriateness"
    situational
  28. speakers communicate implied propositions that are intentionally contradictory to the propositions contained in the words themselves
    verbal
  29. the cause or reason for a characters behavior
    motivation
  30. person who drives the action in a story or play
    protagonist
  31. is a phase that deliberately exploits confusion between similar words for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious
    pun
  32. a person, place, thing, or an event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well
    symbol
  33. the authors attitude is expressed through the words and details he or she selects
    tone
  34. it does not show any feelings for or against a topic, it is unbiased or neutral, it often uses higher level words and avoids pronouns, creating a formal tone
    objective tone
  35. is personal, biased, emotional, and often informal
    subjective tone

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