Shakespearean literary terms - Term Definition Drama A...

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Term: Drama Definition: A story written to be acted for an audiences Term: Tragedy Definition: A play or novel or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy ending Term: Prologue Definition: A short intorduction at the beginning of a play that gives a brief overview of the plot Term: Shakespearean sonnet Definition: Fourteen-line lyric poem that is written in iambic pentameter and that uses the rhyme scheme abab. Cdcd Efef Gg Term: Prose Definition: Direct, unadorned form of language, written or spoken, in an ordinary use
Term: Chorus Definition: A group of people who say the same thing at the same time Term: Anachronism Definition: An event or detail that is inappropriate for that time period Term: Monologue Definition: A speech by one character in a play Term: Soliloquy Definition: An unusually long speech in which the character who is on stage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud Term: Foil Definition:

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