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2. Subtext

  • Implied meaning beneath the dialogue
  • When the audience understands more than the characters themselves
  • The back story

3. Rising action

  • The final resolution of the conflict in the plot
  • the part of the plot containing complications or discoveries that create conflict
  • The moment when the play actually begins

4. Stychomythia

  • An appeal to the audience's emotions
  • Alternating single/half lines of dialogue
  • Excessive pride or self-confidence

5. Catharsis

  • Excessive pride or self-confidence
  • Evoking pity, fear/moral purpose to make the audience strive to live better lives
  • An appeal to the audience's emotions


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