Elements of drama


Def: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

There are allusions in the book of Romeo and Juliet.

Comic relief


Def:an amusing scene, incident, or speech introduced into serious or tragic elements, as in a play, in order to provide temporary relief from tension, or to intensify the dramatic action.



Def:a short remark or set of lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience


Foil characters

Def:a character that shows qualities that are in contrast with the qualities of another character with the objective to highlight the traits of the other character.

Example:Paradise Lost Book I


Def: a long speech made by one character

Ex: Independence Day clip


Def: conversation between two or more characters

Ex: easy A clip


Def: a long speech representing thoughts of a character who is alone

Ex: can't hardly wait clip

Tragic hero

Def:Stories often have characters that are doomed or flawed in some way that means that they are going to lose out and not achieve their goals. Ex:

Ex: Romeo from Romeo and Juliet


Def:a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction

Ex the Great Depression


Def:be a warning or indication of (a future even)

Ex those things that foreshadow war are sadly upon us

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