Theme: the dominant idea of a work of literature and it must be one sentence.
Style: the way the writer uses language
Irony : the difference between what a character says and what he or she really means, which is also called verbal irony. Dramatic irony, on the other hand ,may be the difference between what a character expects and what actually happens
Simile : it is a comparison .every simile is a comparison ,but not every comparison is a simile. it has four rules to be a simile1-two different classes.2-one point of analogy or similarity.3-as or like 4-at least two things
Metaphor: a comparison without the words as or like
Or: Metaphor is a way of describing sth by comparing it to something else that has similar qualities without using the words "as" or "like
Hyperbole :exaggeration, you say more than what you mean or you mean less than what you say
Or: Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration
Imagery: the use of an image
Synesthesia:when two images that appeal to two different senses are mixed together
Gustatory image an image which appeals to your taste \ or which attracts your taste
Auditory image :an image which appeals to your ears\which attracts your ears
Tactile image : an image which appeals to your touch\ or which attracts your touch
olfactory image: an image which appeals to your nose\ or which attracts your nose
a visual image : an image which appeals to your sight \which attracts your eyes.
A confidant(e) :a character who is trusted by another character.
A foil: a character who is the opposite of any major character or hero
Passive character: a character or person who is lazy and doesn't do anything.
Active character :the opposite, always working .
Stock characters : who repeat themselves in literature .
Prose: paragraphing sentences and we put a period at the end of every sentence.
Hierarchy: it means order.
Motif: it is something which is repeated and it could be (image-theme-idea-device-symbol-technique)
Foreshadowing: it is the presentation of events that prepare the readers or audience for later events in a literary work. or it means paving the way to prepare them for what is coming.
Symbol: anything that stands for sth else
Symbolism: using symbols in writing
Aside: words an actor speaks to the audience which other actors on the stage can not hear. It is shorter then the soliloquy.
A soliloquy :long passage in which a character reveals his thouts to the audience ,but not to other characters.
A subplot is a sequence of events that are parallel to the main plot of the play
* A drawing-room comedy :a theatrical genre popular in the early 20th century , so called because the plays were usually set indoors, often actually in a drawing room.
Such comedies generally portrayed upper-class society.
* A high comedy: a comedy characterized by grace and wit and an appeal to the intellect.
*A problem play: a type of drama that developed in the 19th century to deal with controversial social issues in a realistic manner, to expose social ills, and to stimulate thoughts and discussion on the part of the audience