Aristotle’s Poetics Quiz Name ap literature and Composition



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Aristotle’s Poetics Quiz Name ____________________________

AP Literature and Composition
1. According to the classical definition, a tragedy must evoke
________________________ and ____________________________ in its audience.
2. __________________________ is the purgation of these emotions.
3. __________________________ is the “soul of tragedy.” It is also the action in a piece of literature.
4. __________________________ _____________________________ is when the
audience knows what is going to happen, but the characters do not.
5. Think of an example of a comedy. How does this example fit/not fit Aristotle’s definition of a comedy?

6. Think of an example of a tragedy. How does this example fit/not fit Aristotle’s definition of a tragedy?


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