The scene in a tragedy which includes the death or moral destruction of the protagonist. In the catastrophe at the end of Sophocles’ “Oedi..
A person, or any thing presented as a person, e. g., a spirit, object, animal, or natural force, in a literary work. In a cartoon scene, f..
The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character in a literary work: Methods may include (1) by what the character says a..
A movement or tendency in art, music, and literature to retain the characteristics found in work originating in classical Greece and Rome…
The decisive moment in a drama, the climax is the turning point of the play to which the rising action leads. This is the crucial part of ..
A literary work which is amusing and ends happily. Modern comedies tend to be funny, while Shakespearean comedies simply end well. Shakesp..
A far-fetched simile or metaphor, a literary conceit occurs when the speaker compares two highly dissimilar things. In the following examp..
Also called the Resolution” the conclusion is the point in a drama to which the entire play has been leading. It is the logical outcome of..
A poem that visually resembles something found in the physical world. A poem about a wormy apple written so that the words form the shape ..
In the plot of a drama, conflict occurs when the protagonist is opposed by some person or force in the play. In Henry Ibsen’s drama “An En..