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Dramatic Elements for Romeo and Juliet Define the following terms: 1. Tragedy: a story in which the events ultimately climax in a dis astrou end for the protagonist 2. Comedy:a story in which events amuse and entertain the audience and usually end in a marriage 3. The Chorus (Prologue):is an individual actor which provides, the background for the play, comments on the action, and tells the audience about what happens offstage 4. Aside:briefly says his thoughts to the audience or whispers to another character so other characters cannot hear him or her 5. Dialogue: is a conversation between two or more characters 6. Monologue:a lengthy speech by one character 7. Foil:a character who contrasts
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