dramatic foil

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Literary Terms : 

Literary Terms

Dramatic Foil : 

Dramatic Foil A dramatic foil is a character who contrasts with another character. The foil’s traits are mostly opposite of the other character’s

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Jewelers put foil under gems because it brings out the highlights of the gems. A dramatic foil brings out the character traits in the other character.

Famous Foils : 

Famous Foils

Soliloquy : 

Soliloquy The prefix sol = alone A speech in which a character, alone on stage, expresses his or her thoughts. NO ONE on stage other than the character speaking normally hears the soliloquy. It’s a way for the writer to let the audience know what is going on in the character’s mind at that point in the story.

Monologue : 

Monologue The prefix mono = one A lengthy speech to other characters in the play. Other characters DO hear it. Oh, ho ho! You sly dog! You got me monologuing!

Aside : 

Aside A brief comment made to the audience Other characters in the play don’t usually hear it Quickly lets the audience know what the character is thinking BRIEF

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