A dramatic convention by which an actor directly addresses the audience but it is not supposed to be heard by the other actors on the stage.
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A literary work which ends happily because the hero or heroine is able to overcome obstacles and get what he or she wants.
Communication between two or more people
A character who is in most ways opposite to the main character (protagonist) or one who is nearly the same as the protagonist. The purpose of the foil character is to emphasize the traits of the main character by contrast only
a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style
a line of poetry that contains five iambic feet; an iamb is a foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable
A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
A long speech in a play or story, delivered by a single person (see soliloquy).
LITERARY OR DRAMATIC SPEECH BY ONE CHARACTER, NOT ADDRESSED TO OTHERS
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
when the impact of a tragedy is revealed or felt