Caesar Literary Term Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Long speech or written expression of one character in a literary work spoken to another character
  • 2. 
    Audience have info characters don't know
  • 3. 
    Humorous use of words with two meanings, usually missed by the reader because of Elizabethan language
  • 4. 
    Conversation between characters
  • 5. 
    In a play, a comment made by a character to the audience or another character but not heard by the other characters on stage
  • 6. 
    High ranking person who has many admirable characteristics and a fatal tragic flaw and suffers a downfall
  • 7. 
    A long speech spoken by a character in a dramatic work who is alone on stage and reveals the character's private thoughts/emotions
  • 8. 
    Written instructions that explain how the characters should look, act,speak, and move
  • 9. 
    A form of dramatic irony in which a character uses words that means one thing to the speaker and another to those better acquainted with the situation
  • 10. 
    A variation of standard language spoken by a group of people of a particular region
  • 11. 
    A written play in which the tragic hero suffers a downfall
  • 12. 
    A weakness within the tragic hero that causes his downfall
  • 13. 
    A figure of speech in which a person, an personified inanimate being, or abstraction is addressed as though present
  • 14. 
    A meter made up of five iambic feet to a line or verse
  • 15. 
    Ordinary writing that is not song, poetry, or drama (characters in the low social class speak this way in Shakespeare's plays)
  • 16. 
    Intentional exaggeration to emphasize a point
  • 17. 
    Methods a writer uses to reveal the personality of the character
  • 18. 
    A regular pattern of stressed or unstressed syllables that gives the line or verse a predictable rhythm
  • 19. 
    Poetry or lines of dramatic written verse in unrhymed iambic pentameter; each foot contists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
  • 20. 
    Writing that exposes and ridicules the vices or follies of people or society
  • 21. 
    Attributing human characteristics to an inanimate object
  • 22. 
    The repetition of sound in the initial consonant in two or more neighboring words
  • 23. 
    Something that represents or stands for something else
  • 24. 
    A comparison between two unlikely things
  • 25. 
    A comparison using like or as