Romeo and Juliet- Literary terms

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Antithesis
A figure of speech which thoughts are balanced in contrast. eg. "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love".
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Atmosphere
A mood or feeling.
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Aubade
A sunrise song or poem.
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Bland verse
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
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Couplet
A pair of rhymed lines of any metre.
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Denouement
The climax of the play.
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Dramatic device
A trick or tequneque used by the playwrite to make the play more effective, such as dramatic irony.
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Dramatic Irony
When the audience knowes more about what is happening than some of the characters.
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Iambic pentameter
A line of Poetry consisting of five iambic feet.
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Imagery
Descriptive language which uses images to make actions, objects, characters more vivid in the readers mind-eg. metaphores and similies
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Irony
When someone deliberatly says one thing when they mean another, usually in a humourous or sarcastic way.
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Metaphor
When one thing is used to describe another to create a striking or unusual image.
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Oxymoron
When contradicting terms are brought together. eg. "cold fire".
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Pathos
The depiction of events in a way that evokes stong feelings of pity or sorrow in the reader.
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Petrarchan love
A type of love described by the Italian poet Petrarch, where a man worships a lady from afar. eg. Romeo and Rosaline.
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Quatrain
A verse in poetry that is four lines long.
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Rhythm
In poetry or music, the pattern of stresses or beats in a line.
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Soliloquy
When a character speaks directly to the audience as if thinking aloud, revealing their inner thoughts, feelings and intentions.
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Sonnet
A poem of fourteen lines.
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Sub-plot
A story concerning minor characters in the play.
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Theme
A recurring idea.
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Tragedy
A drama containing tragic events.
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A mood or feeling.

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A sunrise song or poem.

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Unrhymed iambic pentameter

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A pair of rhymed lines of any metre.

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