Literary Term Drama

Literary Term Drama

Drama in literature refers to a form of narrative intended for performance, typically on stage by actors. It’s a genre often involving dialogue and action to convey a story, ideas, or emotions. 

Dramas can take various forms, such as tragedies, comedies, or dramas with elements of both (tragicomedies). They often explore complex themes, societal issues, human emotions and relationships. Playwrights use dramatic techniques to effectively express their messages, including dialogue, monologues, stage directions, and various literary devices.

Key elements of drama include:

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  • Dialogue: Conversations between characters that drive the plot forward. These conversations reveal their personalities, motivations, and conflicts.
  • Conflict: The central struggle or tension between characters or forces that creates drama and drives the narrative.
  • Characterization: The development of characters through their actions, speech, and interactions with others in the play.
  • Setting: The environment where the action occurs, often described through stage directions.

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  • Plot: The sequence of events and actions that make up the story.
  • Themes: The underlying ideas, messages, or concepts explored in the play.

Drama in literature is a form of storytelling that comes alive on stage. Drama engages audiences through the dynamics of live performance and explores human experience.

Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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