PlayAnalysisExamReviewGuide.pdf PHIL 1305.287
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Play Analysis Exam Review Guide: Vocabulary : Intrusion/Inciting Incident- the point at which action begins in the play Plot- a series of incidents in the play Action-term for when one even causes another event to happen in the play Catharsis: Act of purging, cleansing, purifying of a character Climax- the strongest point of emotional tension in the play Seed- In action analysis, what is the central most idea of the play French Scene- a scene that is defined by entrance or exit Protagonist- central character, who the play is about Antagonist-creates obstacles for protagonist Rhetorical Devices: Image- What we already know or can easily be told to expand upon something else in the play. Aphorism- Greek word meaning concise statement of personal sentiment Allusion- reference to an outside work of literature or personal event outside of the play Action Analysis- plot focused form of analysis that pinpoints pattern to illuminate the rest of the play Theme- Abstract concept that the play is about Satire- type of play that attacks a person’s ideas. Parody- form of satire that concentrates on ideas, imitation as literary criticism Travesty: Form of Satire uses original characters in alien situations and may include men dressed as women. Comedy of Manners- social comedy wittily satirizing characters against common archetypes Questions from the Study Guide: 1. What genre comes from the French word, ‘to stuff’ and what is one characteristic of it? Answer: Farce. It often emphasizes situation rather than character 2. What is one example of an absurdist playwright? Answer: Tom Stoppard 3. What are three examples of comedic devices? Answer: Skillful recovery, deception, repetition 4. What questions do we ask in order to review the facts: Answer: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? 5. What is one way to express theme? Answer: Imagery 6. What is one, specific example of a forward? Answer: “I have a box, but you can’t look inside of it”. 7. What are Aristotle’s six elements of tragedy? Answer: 1. Plot 2. Lyrical Poetry 3. Character 4. Spectacle 5. Diction 6. Idea
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