Poetics | Study Guide

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Poetics | Glossary

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denouement: (n) in a story, the part of the plot that follows the climax and resolves the conflict

diction: (n) the way language is presented and enunciated in speaking or song

dithyrambic poetry: (n) type of poetry performed at festivals in praise of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and theater. It was usually performed as a mixture of choral singing and dance.

iambic: (adj) referring to a pattern of syllables that alternate between one unstressed syllable and one stressed syllable

hexameter: (n) in poetic meter, a line with six feet (the basic unit of syllabic combinations in poetic meter)

meter: (n) within poetry, the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

mimesis: (n) a Greek term meaning "to imitate" and often used in the context of philosophy

purgation: (n) a purification or cleansing, purging

spectacle: (n) the performance aspect of a tragedy, including acting, costumes, music, and scenery

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