Short Story Literature

Complete 1:

Assignment #2 – Drama Vocabulary

Instructions: using your textbook and online sources, write a 1-2 sentence definition of each of the following vocabulary words. Antagonist, protagonist, soliloquy, monologue, satire, parody, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution


Using complete sentences write a 1-2 sentence definition of the vocabulary words listed above. Feel free to demonstrate your understanding of these key words by incorporating examples.

Complete 2:

Read the following two plays. Then, select one of the plays to complete a map of this play.

Read the two plays listed below:

° Zora Neal Hurston “Poker!” p. 546

° Arthur Miller “Death of a Salesman” p. 605


In 1-2 paragraphs, describe each of the following parts of the play. Be sure to use specific details in your response along with quotes to support your ideas. Also, be sure to properly cite (using page numbers).

° exposition

° rising action

° climax

° falling action

° conclusion (resolution)


Answer the following questions about the play:

° What do you think is the central-most conflict in this play?

° Pick a character and describe that character’s movement. How is the playwright staging him or her?

° Analyze the cultural and historical context of this play. What is this play’s reality? In what ways does this play express its context? What was its significance when it was first performed, and what is its significance now?

For each of the above, make sure you craft a detailed, well-supported 1-2 paragraph response.

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