Dramatic elements in “Romeo and Juliet “

Define :Scene a division of a play or of an act of a play, usually representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.
Define : Props the usual abbreviation for stage ‘properties’, i.e. those objects that are necessary to the action of a dramatic work (other than scenery, costumes, and fixed furnishings): weapons, documents, cigarettes, items of food and drink, etc.
Define :Prologue . An introductory act, event, or period.
define : stage directions an instruction written as part of the script of a play
Define:Act one of the many divisions of a play
define:aside A short speech delivered by an actor in a play. An aside expresses the thoughts and true motives of the character and may be directed to the audience or to specific actors within the play, while being inaudible to other characters within the play.
define chorus a group who comment on the action of a play without participation in it.
define comic relief Humorous scenes or speeches that alleviate the tension that has built up during the development of the conflict or conflicts. Comic relief is used frequently in drama, especially tragedy, and allows the audience or reader time to relax, laugh, and consider the developing events within the plot structure.
define drama A story written to be performed by actors. The script of a drama is made up of dialogue and stage directions. Dramas are generally divided into large units called acts, which are likewise commonly divided into scenes. Refer to comedy, genre, and tragedy.
define dialogue Converstation between or among characters.
define foil character who contrasts and parallels the main character in a play or story.
define foreshadowing The use of hints or clues by a writer to indicate events that will occur later in the story
define irony A contrast between appearance and actuality, expectation and result. There are three basic types of irony:Verbal IronyDramatic IronyIrony of Situation
define monologue A long speech by a character in drama usually addressed to the other characters within the play.
define pun A figure of speech where a word is used ambiguously, thus invoking two or more of its meanings, often for comic effect.
define soliloquy A long speech in a work of drama expressing the thoughts and feelings of a character alone on stage.
define theme A central message or insight revealed throughout a literary work. A generalization about life that is communicated through the work of literature.
example of pun: “Prick love for pricking and you beat love down”-Mercutio
example of prologue act: “two housedholds both alike in dignity ……”
example of foreshadowing: “your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”-Prince
example of comic relief : Act 4 Scene 2
example of aside: Act 1Scene1 “is the law of our side if i say ay?”
example of foil: Act 1 Scene 4 Mercutio and Romeo
example of irony: “go ask his name : if he be married my grave is like to be my wedding bed”
example of soliloquy: Act 2 Scene2 Romeo compares Juliet to the sun
example of props: poisonknife (last scene)
example of drama: ENTIRE PLAY
example of Monologue: Juliet Act 3 Scene 2 lines 1-32
example of dialogue: Juliet:I will not fail tis twenty yrs till then i have forgot why i did call the back Romeo: let me stand here till thou remember it

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