Macbeth Act 1: Literary Terms and Allusions

exposition the part of a story that talks about an important background to the readers or audience like for instance, the setting of the story, about the characters, happenings or events that occurs before the main plot.
soliloquy a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of other characters.
aside A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage
couplet two successive lines of verse, usually rhymed and of the same meter
tragedy A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances
tragic hero protagonist of the tragedy
tragic flaw may be a lack of judgment or self-knowledge, but most often it is pride or hubris.
Bellona Roman goddess of war. She was called the sister of Mars. Main attribute is the military helmet worn on her head, and she often holds a sword, a shield, or other weapons of battle.