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  • 1. ASIDEWords spoken by an actor intended to be heard by theaudience but not by other characters on stage *Remember the Scrubs example:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PemRiFuCgYM&feature=related

2. An example of an aside:Juliet: Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,and Ill no longer be a Capulet.Romeo [Aside.]: Shall I hear more, or shall Ispeak at this?Juliet: Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thouart thyself, though not a Montague. 3. CATHARSISThe release of emotion that the audience of a tragedy experiences *Remember Oedipus Rex example 4. Another example of catharsis:Death of Romeo and Juliet 5. COMIC RELIEFThe inclusion of a humorous character or scene tocontrast with the tragic elements of a work, thereby intensifying the next tragic event *Remember Shakespeares inclusion of the fool 6. Another example of comic relief: Lion King Timon and Pumbas luau in the middle of a tense fight between Simba and Scar

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