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A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
the time and place of a story, arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted,
the principal character in a work of fiction
A character or force in conflict with the main character
The character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation), long speech by one person,
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
the numbered explanations that appear with the text
notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
irony of situation
this refers to a happening that is the opposite of what is expected or intended.
occurs when what is said contradicts what is meant or thought
representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
free verse – without rhyme and rhythm
Type of Imagery: language that evokes feelings of the dark, grotesque, fearful, anxious, evil, the unkown…
the inclusion of a humorous character or scene to contrast with the tragic elements of a work, thereby intensifying the next tragic event.
A character struggles against some outside force: another character, society as a whole, or some natural force
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
the highest point; the greatest moment or event
The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.