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Act

A major unit of action in a play

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Scene

Each time the setting in an act changes,the Scene changes. There are several scenes in an act. Act1 Scene 2 or 1.2

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Aside

a remark that is spoken in an undertone and is meant only for the audience

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Conflict

Struggle between opposing forces that is the basis of the plot

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Drama

Literature meant to be performed for an audience

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Mood

How the characters feel about their situation

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Tone

How the author feels about his characters and subject matter

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Chorus

In Shakespeare's play the chorus is the narrator

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Plot

The sequence of action in a story:exposition rosin action climax falling action and resolution.

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Setting

the time and place a story takes place

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Soliloquy

A speech one character makes alone on the stage (thinking out loud)

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Monologue

A speech one character makes that is directed to other characters

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Symbol

Something small that represents something large

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Theme

The authors message to a reader

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Tragedy

A drama that starts in calm or comedy and ends in tragedy and violence

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Willing Suspension of Disbelief

The audience tacitly agrees to set aside disbelief

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Dramatic Irony

When the audience knows something that the characters don't