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Drama terms

  1. 1. SHAKESPEARE’S LANGUAGE
  2. 2. METERThe basic rhythmic structure of a poetic line,containing a regular pattern of stressed andunstressed syllables./ = stressed ˘ = unstressed
  3. 3. METER = Type of Foot + # of Feet in a Line
  4. 4. FEETA group of syllables in poetrycomprised of two or morestressed or unstressedsyllables.
  5. 5. 6 TYPES OF FEETThe primary feet are referred to using these:•Iambic: destroy (unstressed/stressed)•Anapestic: intervene(unstressed/unstressed/stressed)•Trochaic: topsy (stressed/unstressed)•Dactylic: merrily (stressed/unstressed/unstressed)The substitutive feet are referred to using these terms:•Spondaic: hum drum (stressed/stressed)•Pyrrhic: the sea/ son of/ mists (the "son of" in themiddle being unstressed/unstressed)
  6. 6. IAMBIC METERA pattern consisting of an unstressed syllablefollowed by a stressed syllable (da-DUM)Example: attempt
  7. 7. LINE LENGTHThe types of line lengths are asfollows:  One foot: Monometer  Two feet: Dimeter  Three feet: Trimeter  Four feet: Tetrameter  Five feet: Pentameter  Six feet: Hexameter  Seven feet: Heptameter
  8. 8. IAMBICPENTAMETER
  9. 9. METER = Type of Foot + # of Feet in a Line
  10. 10. BLANK VERSE
  11. 11. EXAMPLE FROM THETEMPEST (SHAKESPEARE)
  12. 12. COUPLET
  13. 13. END-STOPPED LINE
  14. 14. RUN-ON LINE
  15. 15. DRAMA TERMS
  16. 16. ASIDE
  17. 17. COMEDY
  18. 18. DRAMA
  19. 19. DRAMATIC IRONY
  20. 20. FOILExample: Katniss Everdeen & Effie Trinketin The Hunger Games
  21. 21. MONOLOGUE
  22. 22. OXYMORONJUMBO SHRIMP
  23. 23. PUNEXAMPLE:I wondered why the baseballwas getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  24. 24. SOLILOQUY
  25. 25. STAGEDIRECTIONS
  26. 26. TRAGEDY

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