Literary Devices
Drama Vocabulary
A Doll's House
Poetry
Archetypes
100

Comparing two things using 'like' or 'as'

What is a simile?

100

Information usually closed in with brackets or italicized that informs the audience what is happening on stage.

What are stage directions?

100

The protagonist of the play; married to Torvald who is hiding a giant secret from her husband. 

Who is Nora Helman.

100

A grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from others by a blank line or indentation, is called a ______. 

What is a stanza?

100

The protagonist of the story; a character that embarks on a quest to overcome obstacles or achieve goals.

What is the hero?

200

Describing something using language that evokes all five senses.

What is imagery?

200

Two characters who are opposites who help highlight the differences in one another are called this.

What are foils?

200

Nora's childhood friend; recently widowed from a husband she did not love.

Who is Mrs. Linde?

200

The continuation of a sentence without a pause or break at the end of the line is called this.

What is enjambment? 

200

The character who seeks to do the right thing, free from the corruption or influence of others; can be overly optimistic about life.

Who is the innocent?

300

To describe an inhuman object or thing using human qualities or attributes.

What is personification?

300

When an event happens on stage that an audience is aware of, while a character on stage does not is called this.

What is dramatic irony?

300

Mrs. Linde responds in this way to Norah's story about losing her father and nursing a sick husband.

What is unaffected; casual?

300

Lines in poetry lacking punctuation are meant to be read like this.

What is smoothly and quickly?

300

The character who assists the hero on the adventure and offers support. 

Who is the ally?

400

The implied meaning of a word rather than the literal definition.

What is the connotative meaning (connotation)? 

400

When a character speaks apart from the conversation; heard by the audience but not the characters on stage.

What is an aside?

400

The "important thing" Nora shares with Mrs. Linde is about this.

What is Nora borrowing money to pay for a trip to Italy?

400

Lines in poetry with punctuation at the end of the line are meant to cause the reader to do this.

What is slow down?

400

A character who is devious or cunning, is often motivated by their own desires rather than that of the hero.

Who is the trickster?

500

Expresses the writer's attitude or feelings toward a subject.

What is the tone?

500

An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself, regardless of who is around.

What is a soliloquy?

500

Norah acts like a child and impish around Torvald for this reason.

What is her husband wants control and ownership over things and prefers his wife to be a silly, doting figure. 

500

Before analyzing the poem, students should do this first.

What is read through the entire poem?

500

A figure who believes power is finite, they seek to rule over others cruelly and without mercy.

Who is the tyrant? 

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