Literary, linguistic and Dramatic Terms for Oleanna

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Adjacency pairs
Conversational turn-taking
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Antagonist
The character who works against the protagonist
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Catharsis
A purification of the audience's emotions through watching a Greek tragedy
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Denouement
The final resolution in a plot
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Dramatic Irony
When the audience knows more than a character does in a play
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Duologue
A play consisting of only two main speakers
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Ellipsis
The ommition of an implied word using '...'
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Exposition
The background story to the plot which is revealed to the audience
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Foreshadowing
When an important event that occurs later is hinted at earlier on
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Hubris
Pride & self confidence
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Incomplete utterances
Fragmented speech which is not finished, due to interruption (most of the time)
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In media res
When something begins in the midst of things happening
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Interruption
When a character's speech is stopped by another
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Irony
Humor based on opposites; based on words which suggest an opposite meaning to what is literally stated
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Metaphor
Figurative language which describes subject matter as something else to reinforce what is trying to be communicated
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Minimalism
Simplicity in style
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Monologue
An extended speech made by one character
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Narrative gap
A section of time in a plot which is not performed
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Overlapping speech
Two or more people speaking at the same time
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Pathos
When a character creates an emotional response of pity/sadness in the audience
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Prolepsis
A flash forward
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Protagonist
The main character of a play
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Proxemics
Positioning of characters on a stage in relation to one another
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Realism
A dramatic/literary style which portrays lifelike situations
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Rhetoric
Persuasive speech/writing
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Stage directions
Scripted kinesthetics
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Tragedy
A form of play which typically ends in the downfall of the main character and includes moments of hubris, catharsis etc.
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The character who works against the protagonist

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Antagonist

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A purification of the audience's emotions through watching a Greek tragedy

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The final resolution in a plot

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When the audience knows more than a character does in a play

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