Collection 4: Elements of Shakespearean Drama

Learn some of the elements of Shakespearean drama through this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 9's Collection 4: Love's Vocabulary, elements of Shakespearean drama, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Romeo and Juliet, Act 5, Pyramus and Thisbe, Duty
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  1. tragedy
    drama exciting terror or pity
  2. antagonist
    someone who offers opposition
  3. foil
    a person or thing that serves to contrast with another
  4. soliloquy
    a dramatic speech giving the illusion of unspoken reflection
  5. aside
    a line spoken by an actor not intended for others on stage
  6. dramatic irony
    when the audience understands something the characters don't
  7. relief
    the act of reducing something unpleasant
  8. blank verse
    unrhymed poetry, usually in iambic pentameter
  9. iamb
    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
  10. pentameter
    a verse line having five metrical feet
  11. allusion
    passing reference or indirect mention
  12. pun
    a humorous play on words
  13. infer
    conclude by reasoning
  14. dialogue
    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
  15. spectacle
    an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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