Drama Terms. Fill in the definition and example of each incomplete term. Aside. When a character speaks directly to the audience or privately to another character on stage. During an aside, no one else on stage hears the conversation except the audience and the person who is being spoken to.
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Fill in the definition and example of each incomplete term.
When a character speaks directly to the audience or privately to another character on stage. During an aside, no one else on stage hears the conversation except the audience and the person who is being spoken to.
Pronounced : Dram uh tis Per sone ee
A list of characters preceding the text in a play.
An Iamb is a short syllable followed by a long syllable.
Is acommonly used metrical line in traditional verse (blank verse). A line of poetry written in iambic pentameter will have 10 syllables.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!
Hollywood is a metonym for U.S. cinema
Langley is a metonym for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency whose head quarters are in this town
Marc Antony uses pathos in his speech to first evoke the feelings of compassion for Caesar. He then uses this emotion to manipulate the crowd.
Example: Hamlet's soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”
Antony: O pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth…
Some euphemisms are idioms but not always.
To pass away – to die
Croaked – died
Full figured- overweight
Lose your lunch- regurgitate (throw up)
"A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles." The pun is on soul
A form of poetry- Shakespeare uses blank verse to show when someone is speaking in the formal language.
Techniques speakers use to influence
his or her audience.
Marc Antony- "Does this in Caesar seems ambitious?“
Rhetoric is a synonym for Oratory
Learning a new language is like being a small child all over again. You find yourself pointing at things, blurting out words, and hoping that someone will understand. Meanwhile, people around you seem to be speaking a mile a minute, laughing with each other, but you have no idea what they’re saying. Frustrated that you can’t express yourself or join in the conversation, you may have the urge to ball up your hands into fists and cry.
Rhetorical Devices Meaning
Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses. Also called parallel structure.
Example of correct parallelism:
She is washing the dishes, going to the store, and buying groceries.
Example of non-parallel structure:
She is going to wash the dishes, going to the store, and to buy groceries.
Figure of balance identified by a similarity in the syntactical structure of a set of words in successive phrases, clauses, sentences; successive words, phrases, clauses with the same or very similar grammatical structure.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
-- John F. Kennedy,Inaugural Address
"We have seen the state of our Union in the endurance of rescuers, working past exhaustion. We've seen the unfurling of flags, the lighting of candles, the giving of blood, the saying of prayers -- in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.“ George W. Bush, 9-20-01 Address to the Nation on Terrorism
"We have petitioned and our petitions have been scorned. We have entreated and our entreaties have been disregarded. We have begged and they have mocked when our calamity came. We beg no longer. We entreat no more. We petition no more. We defy them."-- William Jennings Bryan
Repeating the same words over and over for dramatic or emotional effect.
“Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we’re free at last!” – MLK Jr.
“For Brutus is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honorable men”
– Marc Antony
Reference to anything historical, biblical, cultural, literary, mythological, etc..
“ I’ve heard that excuse a million times.”
Pronounced: Ly tu tees
A deliberate understatement used for emphasis
“We had a nice little snack of roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, several side salads, and a choice of about a dozen desserts.”
Example 2: "Einstein is not a bad mathematician"
Metaphor : Her hair was a waterfall flowing down her shoulders.
Simile: Her hair looked like a waterfall flowing down her shoulders.
“During the Cold War, a Russian was an enemy.”
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