Shakespeare Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

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QUESTIONS LIST: prologue : a short introduction at the beginning of a play that gives a brief overview of the plot, anachronism : event or detail that is very inappropriate for the time period, static character : character who does not change much in the course of a story, drama : a story written to be acted for an audience, prose : direct, unadorned form of language,written or spoken, in ordinary use, soliloquy : an unusually long speech in which a character who is on stage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud, aside : words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not supposed to be overheard by the others onstage, tragedy : a play, novel, or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end, monologue : a speech by one character in a play, dynamic character : character who changes as a result of the story's events, comic relief : humor added that lessens the seriousness of a plot, couplet : two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme; couplets often signal the exit of a character or end of a scene, verbal irony : a writer or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different (i could care less!), dramatic irony : the audience or reader knows something important that a character in a play or story does not know, sonnet : fourteen-line lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes (shakespearean-3 four-line units or quatrains, followed by a concluding two-line unit (couplet) abab cdcd efef gg, blank verse : "unrhymed"-no rhyme at the end of the lines -- poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter ("pent"= 5; "meter"= measure); each line of poetry contains 5 iambs, or metrical feet, that consist of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, oxymoron : a combination of contradictory terms (example: jumbo shrimp), foil : character who is used as a contrast to another character; writer sets off/intensifies the qualities of 2 characters this way, chorus : a group who says things at the same time, pun : a play on the multiple meanings of a word, or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings