Poetics Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


When is a sign considered to be poorly used in the plot device of recognition according to Aristotle? (from Section II)


What does Aristotle believe to be the goal of tragedy? (from Section II)


Based on Aristotle's "Poetics", what does tragedy effectively achieve? (from Section III)


When a poet does not understand that which he is attempting to depict, Aristotle considers this what type of error? (from Section III)


Once the poet identifies an analogy, what does Aristotle say the poet can do? (from Section III)

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