Terms that apply to poetry as well as plays are
- diction, tone, figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe), symbolism, irony, theme
Terms that apply to short stories as well as plays are
- setting, characters (dynamic, static, round, flat), plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement), tone, atmosphere, symbolism, theme
Terms that apply specifically to drama include
- stage directions (characters’ gestures and costumes, music, lighting, sound effects, props), structure (acts, scenes, lines), point of view (aside, soliloquy), tragedy (hamartia, hubris, catharsis, chorus, prologos), comedy (high, romantic, farce, satiric)
After looking through all of the materials in the Week 5 Learning Resources list and define two specific tools, vocabulary, concepts, or techniques that you can use to analyze and talk about film and drama. Make sure to cite any of the learning resources you use in your answer in MLA format.
- Dolly Shot – a moving shot taken with camera on a dolly
- Local Music – music that is in the scene that the characters hear
Glossary, New York Film School Student Resources, https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/glossary/
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