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Term Definition
Blank Verse unrhymed iambicpentameter
Iambic pentameter poetry containing 10 syllables per line– stressed /unstressed
Soliloquy lines in a play in which a character speaks while alone on stage, revealing thoughts to the audience.
Tragedy a dram 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 own downfall
Pun an expression utilizing play on words– often meant to be humorous
Metaphor a comparison between two unalike thins 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 Irony the audience or reader knows more about a character's situation than the character does & 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 & 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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