|theatre the irony occurring when the implications of a situation, speech, etc, are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
in literature, a plot device in which the audience's or reader's knowledge of events or individuals surpasses that of the characters. The words and actions of the characters therefore take on a different meaning for the audience or reader than they have for the play's characters. This may happen when, for example, a character reacts in an inappropriate or foolish way or when a character lacks self-awareness and thus acts under false assumptions
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