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Published: 28/05/2019
KS4 KS5 | Plays
3 pages

Key terminology for analysing 'Othello'

This resource is designed to familiarise students with dramatic terms useful for analysing Othello. Includes literary terms and terms connected to tragedy. Students match the definitions to the correct terms and find a relevant example from the play. Answers and examples are provided. 

The following terms are included:

  • pathos
  • denouement
  • blank verse
  • dramatic irony
  • hamartia
  • soliloquy
  • malcontent
  • chorus
  • Machiavel
  • catharsis
  • aside
  • hubris
  • tragedy
  • Jacobean drama
  • catalyst.



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