shakespeare

Term defintion
blank verse unrhymed lambic pentamter
lambic pentameter Poetry containing 10 syllables per line–stressed/unstressed,stressed/unstressed
soliloquy lines in a play in which a character speaks while alone on stage,revealing thoughts to the audience
tragedy a drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness
tragic hero the main character or hero in a story whose own actions cause his or downfall
pun an expression utilizing a play on words–often meant to be humors
metaphor a comparison between two unalike things for the purpose of description
simile a comparison between two unalike things using the words like or as for the purpose of description
personification the attribution of human qualities to non-human things
dramatic iron the audience or reader knows more about a character's situation than the character does and knows that the character's understanding is incorrect.
situational irony a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended
verbal irony when a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal
anachronism the misplacing of a person, object or situation outside of its correct historical time; in Julius Caesar, the clock
allusion a reference to a mythological, literary or historical person, place, or thing

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