Terms

Drama
A story written to be acted for an audience
Tragedy
A play, novel, or other narative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end
Prologue
A short introduction at the beggining of a play that gives a brif overview of the plot
Chorus
A group who says things at the same time
Monologue
A speech by one character in a play
Soliloquy
a unusually long speech in which a character who is on stage alone expresses his or her toughts aloud
Oxymoron
A combination of contradictory terms
Aside
Words that are spoken by a chracter in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not suppposed to be overheard by the others onstage
Pun
A play on the multiple meanings of a word, or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings
Comic Relief
Humor added that lessens the seriousness of a plot
Static Character
A character who does not change much in the course of a story
Dynamic Character
A character who changes as a result of the story’s events

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