Streetcar literary terms

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Authorial voice?
The author, as distinct from the characters he/she has created, speaking directly to the reader.
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Closet drama?
A play written to be read, not acted on the stage.
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Coda?
In music a concluding passage which priovides satisfying ending. It is now also used in literary work.
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Coup de theatre
A sudden startling turn of events in a play. (Scene 3 and 4 contrast)
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figurative language?
Language enriched by figures of speech, e.g. metaphor
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hubris?
The overweening pride that is the cause of the downfall of a tragic hero.
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leitmotiv
reccurring main theme
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molodrama?
play with a sensational plot, violent, often bloodthirsty incident and simple characterisation of heroes and villains.
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pathos
quality which evokes strong feelings of pity and sorrow.
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trope
A figure of speech in whihc a word is used to represent something else ( a metaphor/similie is a trope)
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Closet drama?

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A play written to be read, not acted on the stage.

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Coda?

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Coup de theatre

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figurative language?

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