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Flashcards - Elements & Genres of Dramatic Literature

Flashcards - Elements & Genres of Dramatic Literature
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catharsis
Catharsis is the purification and purgation of emotions-especially pity and fear-through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration
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Expressionism
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
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melodrama
A melodrama is a dramatic or literary work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterisation
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Aristotle
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece
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tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
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plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
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internal conflict
An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character's mind
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asides
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience
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prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
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morality plays
The morality play is a genre of Medieval and early Tudor theatrical entertainment
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genre
Genre is any category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
genre
Genre is any category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria
morality plays
The morality play is a genre of Medieval and early Tudor theatrical entertainment
prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
asides
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience
internal conflict
An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character's mind
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
climax
The climax or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
Aristotle
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece
melodrama
A melodrama is a dramatic or literary work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterisation
Expressionism
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
catharsis
Catharsis is the purification and purgation of emotions-especially pity and fear-through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration
tragedy
Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences
motif
In narrative, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story
epilogue
An epilogue or epilog is a piece of writing at the end of a work of literature, usually used to bring closure to the work
prologue
A prologue or prolog is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information
base
A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations
Dramatic comedies
Comedy-drama, occasionally known as dramedy , is a subgenre in contemporary forms of tragicomedy, especially in television, that combines elements of comedy and drama
farce
In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable
dramatic monologue
Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry written in the form of a speech of an individual character
stock characters
A stock character is a stereotypical person whom audiences readily recognize from frequent recurrences in a particular literary tradition
tragic hero
A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy in Drama
Aeschylus
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian
satyr plays
Satyr plays were an ancient Greek form of tragicomedy, similar in spirit to the bawdy satire of burlesque
Sophocles
Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived

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