Literary Terms For Romeo And Juliet

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Literary Terms for Romeo and Juliet


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  • 1. 

    A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work, that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances. __________ explains what has gone on before, the relationships between characters, the development of a theme, and the introduction of a conflict.

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Basic situation

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Exposition
    B. Basic situation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exposition". Exposition is a narrative device commonly used at the beginning of a work to provide essential background information about the characters and their circumstances. It explains what has happened before, the relationships between characters, the development of a theme, and the introduction of a conflict. "Basic situation" is not the correct answer as it refers to the initial setting and circumstances of the story, but does not encompass the full scope of information provided by exposition.

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  • 2. 

    The __________________ is the moment or plot point in a script that kicks the story into motion. It occurs after the set up or exposition and everything that follows the____________ should be a result of the inciting incident. It is where a story really begins. It is that moment in the script where the protagonist’s world is turned upside down and he/she must then set about resolving the change in circumstances. It is generally a clear and defined moment that is easily identifiable. It is often used in the context of three act structure but it can be applied to all story writing because all stories must contain an inciting incident.

    Correct Answer(s)
    inciting incident
    Explanation
    The inciting incident is the moment or plot point in a script that kicks the story into motion. It occurs after the set up or exposition and everything that follows the inciting incident should be a result of it. It is where a story really begins. It is that moment in the script where the protagonist’s world is turned upside down and he/she must then set about resolving the change in circumstances. It is generally a clear and defined moment that is easily identifiable. It is often used in the context of three act structure but it can be applied to all story writing because all stories must contain an inciting incident.

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  • 3. 

    The part of a drama where the plot becomes increasingly complicated. ______________ leads up to the climax, or turning point, of a drama. The final "chase scene" of an play is generally the rising action which culminates in the plays climax.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Rising action
    Explanation
    The rising action is the part of a drama where the plot becomes increasingly complicated. It is the section of the story that builds suspense and tension, leading up to the climax or turning point of the drama. In this particular case, the final "chase scene" of the play is considered the rising action as it is the culmination of the events that have been building up throughout the story, ultimately leading to the climax.

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  • 4. 

    ______________ is the moment when a choice made by the main characters determines the direction of the action

    Correct Answer(s)
    turning point
    Explanation
    A turning point is a crucial moment in a story where the main characters make a decision that significantly impacts the direction of the plot. This decision often leads to a change in the course of events and can have a profound effect on the outcome of the story. It is a pivotal moment that propels the narrative forward and creates a shift in the action or conflict.

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  • 5. 

    The ______________ in a work of literature is the sequence of events that follow the climax and end in the resolution. This is in contrast to the rising action which leads up to the plot's climax.

    Correct Answer(s)
    falling action
    Explanation
    The falling action in a work of literature refers to the sequence of events that occur after the climax and lead to the resolution. It is the part of the plot where the tension and conflict start to decrease, and loose ends are tied up. This section provides closure and wraps up the story, allowing the reader to understand the consequences of the climax and how the characters' lives are affected. It serves as a bridge between the climax and the resolution, bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion.

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  • 6. 

    The _____________ is the end of the story.It occurs after the climax.It is when you learn what happens to the characters after the conflict is resolved.

    Correct Answer(s)
    resolution (denouement)
    Explanation
    The resolution, also known as the denouement, is the final part of the story where the loose ends are tied up and the outcome of the conflict is revealed. It occurs after the climax, which is the peak of the story's tension. In the resolution, the reader learns what happens to the characters after the conflict is resolved, providing a sense of closure to the narrative.

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  • 7. 

    In literature, the __________________ is the highest point in the story that contains the most drama, excitement, or tension. It is the point that all the events have led up to in the story.

    Correct Answer(s)
    climax
    Explanation
    The climax is the highest point in a story where the most drama, excitement, or tension is reached. It is the culmination of all the events and conflicts that have been building up throughout the story. At this point, the outcome of the main conflict is usually revealed or resolved, and it often marks a turning point for the protagonist. The climax is a crucial moment in the narrative that keeps readers engaged and invested in the story.

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  • 8. 

    _______________a prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action

    Correct Answer(s)
    Drama
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Drama". Drama refers to a form of literature that is written in prose or verse and is meant to be performed by actors who portray the characters and act out the dialogue and actions. It is a serious story that is intended for theatrical representation.

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  • 9. 

    A type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the worse. In _______________, catastrophe and suffering await many of the characters, especially the hero.

    Correct Answer(s)
    tragedy
    Explanation
    Tragedy is a type of drama where characters go through a series of unfortunate events and experience a reversal of fortune, typically for the worse. In this genre, catastrophe and suffering are often anticipated, particularly for the protagonist.

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  • 10. 

    A privileged,_______________ is an exalted character of high repute, who, by virtue of a tragic flaw and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering.

    Correct Answer(s)
    tragic hero
    Explanation
    A privileged, exalted character of high repute who, by virtue of a tragic flaw and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering is known as a tragic hero. This term describes a protagonist in a literary work who possesses admirable qualities and holds a high position in society. However, their downfall is inevitable due to a tragic flaw, such as hubris or excessive pride, which leads to their downfall. This tragic hero's fate is often determined by external forces or circumstances, emphasizing the inevitability of their downfall and evoking a sense of pity and fear in the audience.

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  • 11. 

     A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero is a __________________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    tragic flaw
    Explanation
    A tragic flaw refers to a weakness or limitation in a character that ultimately leads to the downfall of the tragic hero. This flaw is often a personal trait or characteristic that causes the hero to make poor decisions or engage in destructive behavior, ultimately leading to their own demise. It is a key element in tragic literature, highlighting the human condition and the consequences of our flaws and mistakes.

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  • 12. 

    A type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the better. In _____________, things work out happily in the end.

    Correct Answer(s)
    comedy
    Explanation
    In comedy, the characters often face challenges and obstacles throughout the story, but ultimately, these issues are resolved, and the outcome is positive. The reversals of fortune in a comedy typically lead to a happy ending, where the characters achieve their goals, find love, or experience personal growth. This genre of drama aims to entertain the audience through humor and a light-hearted tone, providing a sense of joy and satisfaction when things work out well for the characters.

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  • 13. 

    The conversation of characters in a literary work. In fiction, ____________ is typically enclosed within quotation marks. In plays, characters' speech is preceded by their names.

    Correct Answer(s)
    dialogue
    Explanation
    In literary works, dialogue refers to the conversation between characters. In fiction, dialogue is usually enclosed within quotation marks to distinguish it from the rest of the text. In plays, characters' speech is preceded by their names to indicate who is speaking.

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  • 14. 

    ____________________ is speech by a single character without another character's response.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Monologue
    Explanation
    A monologue refers to a speech delivered by a single character without any response or interruption from another character. It is a form of dramatic or literary expression where the character expresses their thoughts, feelings, or ideas to themselves or to the audience. This allows the character to reveal their innermost emotions, motivations, or reflections, providing insight into their personality or the story's plot. Monologues are commonly used in plays, films, and literature to convey a character's thoughts or advance the narrative.

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  • 15. 

    A ___________________ is a speech in a play that is meant to be heard by the audience but not by other characters on the stage. If there are no other characters present, the______________ represents the character thinking aloud.

    Correct Answer(s)
    monologue
    Explanation
    A monologue is a speech in a play that is meant to be heard by the audience but not by other characters on the stage. It allows the character to express their thoughts, feelings, or intentions directly to the audience. In cases where there are no other characters present, the monologue represents the character thinking aloud, giving the audience insight into their inner thoughts and emotions.

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  • 16. 

    _________ are words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, which are not "heard" by the other characters on stage during a play.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Aside
    Explanation
    An aside is a theatrical technique where an actor speaks directly to the audience, revealing their thoughts or feelings. This is done in a way that the other characters on stage are unaware of the dialogue. Asides are used to provide insight into a character's inner thoughts, intentions, or to share information that is not meant to be heard by the other characters. They allow the audience to have a deeper understanding of the play and the characters' motivations.

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  • 17. 

    A __________ is a lyric poem of fourteen lines, following one or another of several set rhyme-schemes. abbaabba and the sestet, or second division, consisting of six lines rhyming cdecde, cdccdc, or cdedce.

    Correct Answer(s)
    sonnet
    Explanation
    A sonnet is a type of lyric poem that consists of fourteen lines and follows a specific rhyme scheme. The first part, called the octave, has a rhyme scheme of abbaabba. The second part, called the sestet, can have one of three rhyme schemes: cdecde, cdccdc, or cdedce. This form of poetry allows for a structured and concise expression of thoughts and emotions.

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  • 18. 

    A ______________is a pair of lines of poetry that are usually rhymed. Example:"If turkeys gobble, Do Pilgrims squabble?"

    Correct Answer(s)
    couplet
    Explanation
    A couplet is a pair of lines of poetry that are usually rhymed. In the given example, "If turkeys gobble, Do Pilgrims squabble?" the two lines form a couplet because they are rhymed and express a complete thought.

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  • 19. 

      _________________   is a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable

    Correct Answer(s)
    Iambic pentameter
    Explanation
    Iambic pentameter is a common meter in poetry that consists of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents. Each foot contains an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable. This meter creates a rhythmic and balanced pattern in the poem, with the stressed syllables falling on the second beats of each foot.

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  • 20. 

    __________________  is unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Blank verse
    Explanation
    Blank verse is a form of unrhymed verse, specifically unrhymed iambic pentameter, which is commonly used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective poetry. It does not follow a specific rhyme scheme but maintains a consistent meter of five iambs per line. This form of verse provides a sense of rhythm and structure, allowing for flexibility in expressing ideas and emotions. Blank verse is often used in Shakespearean plays and other works of literature to create a natural and flowing dialogue.

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