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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.

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Don quixote and cyrano de bergerac

Don Quixote and Cyrano de Bergerac

Lit Devices


P arody
Parody

A humorous imitation of another, usually serious, work.

  • Most often uses exaggeration or distortion to ridicule the work, its style, or its author.


Drama
Drama

(AKA a play)

Astory written to be performed by actors


Comedy
Comedy

A literary work, especially a play, that has a happy ending.

  • Often show ordinary characters in conflict with their society

  • Romantic comedy

    • Problems between lovers

  • Comedy of manners

    • Satirically challenges social customs of a sophisticated society

  • Often contrasts with tragedy


Tragedy
Tragedy

  • Literature or drama that shows the downfall or destructions of a noble or outstanding person, traditionally one who possess a character weakness called a flaw.

    • Tragic hero


Divisions of a play
Divisions of a play

Act

Subdivision of a play; there are typically five acts in a Shakespeare play

Scene

Further subdivision of a play


Chit chat
Chit chat

Dialogue

Conversation between characters

Pun

Play on words involving a word with multiple meanings or two words that sound alike but have different meanings

Aside

A character revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings in a remark that is unheard by other characters


Chit chat cont d
Chit chat cont’d

Soliloquy

Alengthy speech in which a character—usually alone on stage—expresses his or her true feelings; a soliloquy is unheard by other characters

Monologue

A lengthy speech by one person; a monologue is addressed to other characters


Irony
Irony

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.


Situational irony
Situational Irony

The difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does

Example:

My mother is a professional make-up artist, but I rarely—if ever—wear make up.


Verbal irony
Verbal Irony

Saying the opposite of what you mean

AKA—SARCASM!

Mrs. France saying, “Oh yeah, I love Algebra. I’m so good at it.”


Dramatic irony
Dramatic Irony

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.


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