Elements of Drama By: Aileen Salas


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

Example: In The Little Mermaid, the mermaids are kind and loving creatures who swim under the sea, but in reality the mermaids in mythology would lure the men with there singing.

Dialogue: conversation between two or more people.

Example: In toy story, the toys, mainly Woody and Buzz will always have full conversations, or arguments of them trying to get back to Andy or saying who is the best.

Comic Relief: literary work that offset more serious sections.

Example: In Frozen, Olaf will always make us laugh in serious moments. Such as in the part were Ana and her companions got attack by the giant snow man, it was all silent in the end and then u here Olaf saying a joke.

Aside: a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play.

Example: In Tangled, we knew that Rumpunzle's "Mother" was the bad guy, it showed in the beginning and we knew what happened, but Rumpunzle didn't know all of this till the climax.

Foil Characters: contrasts with another character, mostly the protagonist.

Example: In Lion King, the foil character are Scar, the leader, and his henchmen, the hyenas.

Monologue: a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical.

Example: In Alice in Wonderland, Alice will be mostly talking to herself. She would make big speeches of thing she viewd, her opinion on things.

Soliloquy: an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself.

Example: In Hercules, Meg sings her thoughts of Hercules as she decides to be with him or betray him.

Tragic Hero: a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.

Example: In brother bear, Kenai kills Koda's mom out of revenge ,not knowing Kodas side of the story. So, the spirits gave him a punishment to become a bear himself. At first he hated being a bear. In the end he enjoys his transformation and learns his lesson.

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

Example: In Cinderella, the mother wants Cinderella so she can do all the chores and take advantage of her, but then again she dosen't care for her and doesn't want her at all.

Foreshadowing: be a warning or indication of future events.

Example: In Nemo, when the dentist man caught Nemo with the mini net, his friends went inside the net and swimed down making him free. This is what basically happened in the end, when dory got caught in the fishing net and the all the fish swam down to be free.

☁️The end☁️


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