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TERMS for JACOBEAN SHAKESPEARE Exam 2 Figures of Speech: Irony Dramatic Irony Tragic Irony Aristotle, Poetics (ca. 350 BCE) Tragedy: “goat song,” perhaps from Goat-Satyr choric play Peripeteia, “abrupt change”; recognition (anagnorisis); “Tragic flaw” (hamartia) Tragic protagonist is a scapegoat, Pharmakos , whose death or ejection from the social group somehow cleanses, rejuvenates, or creates ordered society. Three unities in Aristotle’s theory of tragedy: Verisimilitude (unity of action), unity of space (stay in one place), unity of time (tragedy takes not much longer than actual tragedy – 2 hours, or at most a day – never obeyed by Shakespeare. James 1, 1603 Primogeniture: The right of the first born son to inherit all of the estate, to the exclusion of other children. The same custom that provided that first sons would inherit the throne from kings. ADDITIONAL NOTES TAKEN FROM SLIDES, with terms to know in bold: MACBETH: Banquo, ancestor of James I, was an 11 th Century Thane when Macbeth Ruled
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:323 taught by Professor Fulton during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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