Don Quixote and Cyrano de Bergerac . Lit Devices. P arody. A humorous imitation of another, usually serious, work. Most often uses exaggeration or distortion to ridicule the work, its style, or its author. Drama. (AKA a play) A story written to be performed by actors. Comedy.
A humorous imitation of another, usually serious, work.
(AKA a play)
Astory written to be performed by actors
A literary work, especially a play, that has a happy ending.
Subdivision of a play; there are typically five acts in a Shakespeare play
Further subdivision of a play
Conversation between characters
Play on words involving a word with multiple meanings or two words that sound alike but have different meanings
A character revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings in a remark that is unheard by other characters
Alengthy speech in which a character—usually alone on stage—expresses his or her true feelings; a soliloquy is unheard by other characters
A lengthy speech by one person; a monologue is addressed to other characters
Irony exists when speech or events are incongruous or the opposite of what is expected or intended. There are three types of irony: situational, verbal, and dramatic irony.
The difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does
My mother is a professional make-up artist, but I rarely—if ever—wear make up.
Saying the opposite of what you mean
Mrs. France saying, “Oh yeah, I love Algebra. I’m so good at it.”
When the audience knows more about what’s about to happen in the play than the characters themselves
When Romeo heard that Juliet was dead, we knew she was actually alive, but he didn’t.