Macbeth Elements of Drama Chart TERM DEFINITION iambic pentameter Most common meter or beat of English poetry 10 syllables per line 5 feet per line unstressed, stressed pattern blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter aside Remark a character makes to the audience or another character. The other characters on stage are not meant to hear this remark (unless indicated in the stage notes). monologue A lengthy speech that a character makes to other characters onstage. soliloquy A speech that a character makes while alone on stage, often revealing innermost thoughts to the audience. EXAMPLE from text. Use this format: Act, Scene, Lines); example: (I, 2, 45-49) Macbeth Elements of Drama Chart dramatic irony When the reader/audience knows something that a character (or characters) do not know. tragedy A dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character. tragic hero a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw in character that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy foil A character who serves as a contrast to another character; usually characters who have some similarity but are ultimately opposites.