The five act structure was originally introduced in roman times and became the convention. Below is a list of literary devices, most of which youll often come across in both prose and poetry. Literary devices of drama plot narrative choreography scribd. Allusion a reference to a literary or historical person or event to explain a present situation. If the audience is addressed directly, this is referred to as breaking the fourth wall. Now that weve gone over why you should spend some time learning literary devices, lets take a look at some of the most important literary elements to know. Literary elements technical elements performance elements the elements of drama. Drama a narrative that is meant to be performed by actors in front of an audience.
Literary devices are specific language techniques which writers use to create. Despicable me cars forest gump what figurative language is used. Literary devices are found in all types of writing. Reading and literature a glossary of literary terms 1 a glossary of literary terms literary devices alliteration. Literary terms page 1 a p literary terms allegory story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities. Popular drama literature books showing 150 of 368 nineteen minutes hardcover by. Very often an allegoric story or play illustrates an idea or. Literary devices or literary techniques are specific structures that writers often use to add meaning or create more compelling stories for the reader. Walk students through a plot map, starting with exposition and working through rising action, turning point, falling action, and resolution. Drama is also a type of a play written for theater, television, radio, and film. He was one step beyond an open window when the light of the bomb was re.
Below is the list of prominent english tragedy writers. The plot and characters are developed through dialogue and action. Romeo and juliet, a raisin in the sun, waiting for godot, wicked, the sound of music. The two iconic masks of dramathe laughing face and the crying faceare the symbols of two of the ancient greek muses. Download and print 51 drama terms appropriate for primary students pdf. Allegorythe representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. Personification what type of figurative language is used. And its a family drama in a similar way as ibsens ghosts miller was a huge ibsen fan. A device in which a character holds a position or has an expectation reversed or. The genres of fiction, drama, nonfiction, literary criticism, and scholarship. Villa list of literary devices alliteration alliteration is the repetition of similar sounds, generally at the beginning of words and usually by means of consonants or consonant sound clusters in a group of words. Dramatic techniques are used by a playwright to enhance the emotional, aural, and visual experience of the audience and to underline a scripts meaning, according to david farmer of drama resource. Literary devices of drama free download as word doc.
The history of drama goes back to aristotle and his treatise poetics which gives a critical analysis of sophocles greek play, oedipus rex. Romeo and juliet drama and poetry terms drama and tragedy. Aristotle 384322 bc was a greek philosopher whose writings still influence us today. Davidson literary devices, techniques, and elements exposition. Diamond in the rough onomotopeia hyperbole literary devices in. Some other formats are dance performances, radio shows, puppet shows, etc. Theme is the central message of a literary work, or the idea the author wishes to convey about that subject. Dramatic unites the three unities of time, place and action observed in a classical drama.
He was the first to write about the essential elements of drama more than 2,000. The atmosphere that pervades a literary work with the intention of evoking a certain emotion or feeling from the audience. Dramatic techniques include literary devices and staging elements determined by the playwright, director or stage manager. In the 19th century this was reduced to four acts and 20th century drama tends to. Drama is a mode of fictional representation through dialogue and performance. The genres of fiction, drama, nonfiction, literary criticism, and scholarship turco, lewis on. Literary devices and terms are the techniques and elementsfrom figures of speech to narrative devices to poetic metersthat writers use to create narrative literature, poetry, speeches, or any other form of writing. The importance of the play lies in the fact that it transformed the style of english drama, from morality and mystery plays, to the writing of tragedies in the elizabethan era.
Thalia, the muse of comedy and melpomene, the muse of tragedy. Each literary device is defined and an example from the play is given. The repetition of initial consonant sounds used especially in poetry to emphasize and link words as well as to create pleasing, musical sounds. Literary devices, techniques, and elements pittsford schools.
Help us appreciate, interpret and analyse a literary work. This term traditionally referred to such literary devices as simile, metaphor, and personi. Of various forms of drama, plays are the most popular. Simile, therefore, is a literary technique instead of a literary element.
Pdf a reading dictionary of literary elements sandeep sharma. The five act structure was originally introduced in roman times and became the convention in shakespeares period. Literary devices everything you need to know to analyze figurative language in poetry, drama, literature, speeches, etc. Welcome to the website dedicated to literary devices literary terms. Literary terms refer to the technique, style, and formatting used by writers and. The reading strategies and literary elements booklet is composed of reproducible lessons and exercises. Concise definitions, usage tips, and lots of examples for 6 literary devices and. Alliterationthe repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of several words in a line of poetry. Some common examples are metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole, and imagery. The willfull waterbeds help me thrall, the laving laurel turned my tide. Plays aim to show through action and dialogues what the written text of the story delineates.
The focus lessons provide a focused way of introducing specific literary concepts and reading strategies. Literary techniques, however, are not universal or necessary in the sense that not all works contain instances of them. A printed pdf version quick reference of litcharts literary terms and devices. All my sons qualifies as a drama because its a play, a piece of literature thats never fully realized until its put on stage in front of an audience. Drama as a l iterary genre soliloquy and monologue are special conventions of elizabethan drama. Literary devices in movies by megan roznovsky on prezi. Literary analysis of drama assignment guide for engl 2 lscuniversity park library drama comes from greek, meaning action, play, or deed. Literary devices and terms definitions and examples litcharts. Novel, is a word derived from the french word for new. The exercises are directly modeled after the endofgrade test. It is one of the literary genres, which is an imitation of some action. As a literary device, an allegory is defined as an extended metaphor, or symbolic representation. The first chapter consists mostly of exposition, running down the familys history and describing their living conditions. Dramatic irony is when the reader knows things that the characters in a story do.
Dramatic literature arkansas depart of education arkansas. Students often see author purpose as a big mystery, a difficult code that must be cracked. Dramas revolve around conflict or contrasts of character. Here you will find a list literary devices with definitions and examples. On the micro level, its a family drama, for pretty selfexplanatory reasons its a drama about a family. List of literary techniques technique description allusion a reference to a recognized literary work, person, historic event, artistic achievement, etc. Edmund campion you are responsible for not only knowing the following terms, but you must be able to identify examples of each from the play. Shakespeares plays consist of five acts that are subdivided into scenes. The literary term, drama, is covered in this multiple choice quiz. Drama examples and definition of drama literary devices. Conduct a minilesson on the literary elements of drama. Literary devices imagery the authors attempt to create a mental picture in the mind of the reader.
Pygmalion contains several literary devices used within the text. Find the answer in the multiple choice section that best fits the concept of the term and write it in the space provided. Jodi picoult goodreads author shelved 2 times as dramaliterature avg rating 4. A p literary terms houston independent school district. Simile and irony are examples of literary techniques. Disguise to modify the manner or appearance of in order to prevent recognition. The physical movement of a character during a play. A list of the most common drama terms used in a high school english ii class. Report literary terms of drama please fill this form, we will try to respond as soon as possible. Glossary of dramatic terms 4 imaginary wall has been removed so that the spectator can peep into the fictional world and see what is going on. Description download literary terms of drama comments. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. A dramatic device is a convention used in drama as a substitution for reality that the audience accepts as. Literary devices literary terms, techniques, and elements.
We do give them some challenging texts to work with, so it is important that we build their confidence in identifying some common literary devices. This meaning carries forward to our modern usage as it bears the connotation of a story to be acted out. When the reader or audience knows more about the action than the character involved. Where the audience or reader is aware of something important, of which the characters in the story are not aware. Climax the crisis or high point of tension that becomes the storys turning pointthe point at which the outcome of the. Lord of the flies alliteration repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together. Literary devices help to define the authorsreaders purpose. Tragedy literary devices definition and examples of.
Where an author interrupts a story in order to explain something, usually to provide important background information. Literary devices help to construct the authors meaning. These techniques can give the reader a greater understanding and meaning of the writers intent. Students will analyze dramatic elements in a variety of plays from diverse time periods. The first chapter consists mostly of exposition, running down.1416 1419 1438 858 160 468 1291 1308 1345 317 534 1028 1210 616 1319 847 1507 1435 1152 3 1582 136 494 1199 565 176 339 1236 458 291 1001