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The climax of a drama
The purification and purgation of emotions-especially pity and fear-through art
Translated as 'thought'/spoken reasoning of human characters/3rd of Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy
Final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together & matters are explained or resolved/generally associated with comedies & happy endings
Appeal to the emotions of the audience, and elicits feelings that already reside in them
Introductory part of a play, usually its first act/coined by Roman grammarian Aelius Donatus
Translated as 'diction'/refers to quality of speech/expression of meaning of words/4th of Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy
Tragic flaw of a hero or heroine that leads to their fall
Translated as 'spectacle'/refers to the visual apparatus of the play, including set, costumes and props/'least artistic' according to Aristotle/6th of his six elements of a tragedy
Final resolution in a poem or narrative plot, which unravels the intrigue and brings the piece to a close/generally associated w/tragedies
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Moment in a play or other work when a character makes a critical discovery
Term used by Aristotle for the plot of an Athenian tragedy/1st of his six elements of a tragedy
Traced back to Pratinas of Phlius (500BC)/play that served as comic relief for a tragic trilogy/performed either 3rd or 4th in sequence/namesake creatures in chorus/burlesque
A reversal of circumstances, or turning point in a drama
Translated as 'melody'/contribution of chorus to action & unity of plot/5th of Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy
Main action of a play, in which the trials and tribulations of the main character increase and build toward a climax and dénouement
Excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis
Moral or ethical character in tragic play/2nd of Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy
German novelist & playwright whose namesake 'pyramid' which describes 5 parts of a drama (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)

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