Explore the ways dramatic devices are used in Act 2 and 3 of The CRUCIBLE Watch

lillyjox
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I have to talk about dramatic devices, such as Body lang, Stage directions, dramatic irony etc.. I have a lot on Act 2, but I need more on Act 3. Also, im not to sure how to structure it. Any help would be great! Thanks
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Not sure how helpful this is, but I found these notes on my college intranet!
Introduction

· Place passage in extract context
· What happened just before extract?
· What is about to happen?
· Where does the scene/passage fit in play as whole?
· What particular effects are achieved here and what is the audience about to find out?

DRAMATIC EFFECT
A playwright can use the following devices for dramatic effect:

Spoken features
Non-fluency, backtracking, self-correction, deixis, etc.
Adjacency pairs/triplet (co-operative)
Broken adjacency pairs/triplets (unco-operative)
Grice’s maxims of successful conversation (or flouted)

Topic management
Which topics and why these particular ones
Sets agenda
Changes topic
Topic loop
Interruptions
Overlaps

Lexis
Formal or colloquial language
Idiolect
Dialect
specialist

Rhetorical devices (to persuade)
Hyperbole (exaggeration)
Listing
Rhetorical question
Antithesis (setting one idea against another)


Irony
Dramatic irony : audience has information a character or characters don’t have
Proleptic irony: turns out to be true

Prosodics (sound and volume of voice)
Emphatic stress
Exclamatives
Interjections

Literary devices
Metaphor (including personification)
Simile

Grammar
non-standard grammar
Declarative
Imperative
Exclamative
Interrogative
Length of utterance
Open/closed question
Tag question
Implied question
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