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Literature Glossary

Don’t be an oxymoron. Know your literary terms.

Over 200 literary terms, Shmooped to perfection.



We think you've probably got this one covered, but just in case, we'll tell you that a play is a piece of drama meant to be performed onstage in a theater.

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