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. 


    • B. 

      Basic situation

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4. 
    ______________ is the moment when a choice made by the main characters determines the direction of the action
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 11. 
     A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero is a __________________.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 14. 
    ____________________ is speech by a single character without another character's response.
  • 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.
  • 16. 
    _________ are words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, which are not "heard" by the other characters on stage during a play.
  • 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.
  • 18. 
    A ______________is a pair of lines of poetry that are usually rhymed. Example:"If turkeys gobble, Do Pilgrims squabble?"
  • 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
  • 20. 
    __________________  is unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
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