Drama Terminology Pretest Key

Drama Terminology – Pretest Key
1. Apparition
2. Soliloquy
3. Aside
4. Monologue
5. Renaissance
6. Allusion
7. Meter
8. Blank Verse
9. Dramatic Irony
10. Tone
11. Motif
12. Tragic hero
13. Elizabethan Drama
14. Tragedy
15. English (Shakespearean) Sonnet
16. Sonnet
17. Quatrain
18. Iamb
19. Anachronism
20. Iambic Pentameter
21. Foil
22. Couplet
23. Pun
A.) A supernatural appearance of a person/thing, especially a
ghost or phantom
B.) A speech by a person who is talking to him/herself or is
oblivious to others present; used as a device to disclose a
characters innermost thoughts
C.)Words spoken so as not to be heard by others present,
intended for the audience only
D.)Talk or speech by a single speaker who is speaking alone,
similar to a solo in music
E.) A period of “rebirth”, originating in Italy in the 1300’s,
during which great accomplishments were made in science,
art and literature
AB.) A reference, in literature, to something either directly
or by implication
AC.) Poetic measure; the arrangement of words in a
regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses
AE.) Verse comprised of unrhymed lines all in the same
meter, usually iambic pentameter
BC.) Audience knows what the character does not
AD.) A particular quality, way of sounding, modulation, or
intonation of the voice as expressive of some meaning,
feeling, spirit, etc.
BE.) Recurring idea (pattern) in a piece of literature
A) A literary character who makes an error of judgment or
has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces,
brings on a tragedy
B) Playwrights that turned away from religious subjects and
began writing more sophisticated plays, drawing on ancient
Greek and Roman models
C) Plays in which a disaster befalls on the hero or heroine
D) Three quatrains with a closing couplet
E) A 14 line poem written in iambic pentameter
AB) A poem or stanza within a poem, that consists always of
4 lines
AC) An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
AD) Object out of place and time
AE) five verse feet with each foot an iamb (a total of ten
BC) a character who sets off another character by contrast
BD) two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
BE) the humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest to or more
meanings at the same time