Vocabulary: Drama and Shakespeare. Comic relief : the inclusion of a humorous character, scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension .
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Comic relief: the inclusion of a humorous character, scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension.
oxymoron: a figure of speech containing a seemingly contradictory statement, such as “cold fire.”
Wormwood: a bitter-tasting plant used to wean the child from the dug or “teat”
Practice using the following words when discussing the characters and scenes of the play: