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Like music, this form of art uses rhythm and melody. However, unlike music, this uses only language.


This is the highest form of poetry characterized chiefly by the emotions (pity and fear) it attempts to evoke from the audience. Additionally, this type of poetry always takes place over a single day and is usually performed on stage

Epic Poetry

Often very long, this form of poetry is never performed on stage, but it always concerns some subject of great magnitude, such as a war or a great hero.


The lowest form of poetry, this type is generally lighthearted and usually ends well for the characters involved.


This is a poem's rhythm, which may be happy or grave.


This is a plot device in tragedy in which a character realizes some fact of which he or she was previously ignorant.

Reversal of Fortune


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