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English Mid-term


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ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
This is an example of:
Define Tragedy
A story where the main character is brought to ruin or suffers much sorrow.
The Prologue is an example of:
Define Monologue
A speech given to actors by another actor.
The nurse serves as:
Comic Relief
Define Comedy
A light-hearted and humorous story.
Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,...Once more, on pain of death, all men depart.
This is an example of:
Define Allusion
The reference to biblical names or stories or mythological names or stories.
The prologue was said by:
The Chorus
Define Personification
Giving human qualities or thoughts to an animal, object, or idea.
Romeo reffering to Diana and Cupid is an example of:
Define Foreshadowing
The use of hints or clues to foretell future events in the story.
Define Hyperbole
Intentional exaggeration usually used in emphasis on humor.
Define Prologue
The introduction that is said at the beginning of a play or story.
The Magic Potion forces:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief
Define Quatrain
The quatrain is a poem or stanza of four lines.
A plague o' both your houses!
This is an example of:
Define Imagery
The Authors use of words to paint a picture in your mind.
Mercutio and the nurse are examples of:
Define Pun
The use of a word with two meanings so that a line may mean two different things.
Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
This is an example of:
Define Theme
The main Idea or message that is conveyed. Usually is an insight to human experience.
In faith, I will. Let me peruse this face. Mercutio's kinsman, noble County Paris!...O true apothecary!
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
This is an example of:
Define Dramatic Irony
When The audience knows something the characters do not.
I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars.

This is an example of:
Define Foil
A character whose traits are in contrast to another character's traits.
This play is in the genre of:
Define Soliloquy
A speech given to the audience by an actor that is alone on the stage.
Define Willing Suspension of Disbelief
When the audience is forced to set aside what they know to be true.
Define Chorus
A Group of people whose job it is to comment on what has happend.
Define Sonnet
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme.
Its fourteen lines break into an octave (or octet), which usually rhymes abbaabba, and a sestet.
Define Tragic Flaw
A character's trait that causes his sorrow or demise.
Define Rhyme
Using two words that end with the same sound.
Define Oxymoron
When an author uses opposites to describe each other.
Define Aside
When an actor is not alone and says somthing to the audience but not the other actors.
Define Metaphor
The comparisan of to things without the use of like or as.
Define Simile
The comparison of two things using like or as.
Define Comic Relief
The way an author lightens the mood.

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