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The Poetics of Aristotle

In the Poetics, Aristotle argues that believable fiction must be grounded in reality. He identifies seven key elements for telling a story: plot, character, theme, diction, melody,* setting, and...

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The Poetics of Aristotle

Both Plato and Aristotle, although they disagree about whether poetry is ultimately good, both judge all forms of artistic endeavor by their effects on the moral constitution of the polis. The...

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The Poetics of Aristotle

What Aristotle meant by “pleasure proper to tragedy” is the appropriate set of pleasurable emotions elicited by a tragic drama. In his Poetics, Aristotle argues that tragedy should elicit specific...

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