Drama IDEA Vocabulary
Sentence: This type of literature can also happen in movies or television shows like, Keeping up with the Kardashians, when some of the characters make an aside on something that happens.
Example: In Macbeth, there is an aside through his speech which announces that Macbeth would attack MacDuff’s castle and kill his family.
Sentence: A foil to me would be the people I hang around with because, they can influence me in a positive or negative way.
Example: In “Julius Caesar,” Cassius is a foil to Brutus and Brutus is a foil to Antony when they are talking about killing Caesar.
Sentence: A pun is most likely the start of a joke or the punchline of a joke.
Example: An example of a pun would be, "Why are fish so smart? Because they live in schools."
Sentence: A monologue is a speech that shows emotion in the words or the thoughts that the speaker feels, like when Martin Luther King gave the I Have a Dream speech.
Example: The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot is an entire poem of monologue explaining the causes of pain and suffering of an insecure young man.
Sentence: A soliloquy could happen to anyone because you just say whatever pops into your head.
Example: An example of Soliloquy is in the play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, “To be, or not to be–that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune …………………………………………….”
Sentence: A tragedy happens in a lot of action plays like Macbeth, which involves a war and the planning of murdering the main characters.
Example: An example of a tragedy would be Romeo and Juliet because their love story is forbidden and they end up taking their own lives together.