Poetics Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

As Aristotle states, what ways are epic poems different from other poems, specifically tragedies? (from Section II)

2.

What would Aristotle say about the following action: a man is about to kill his brother, thinking him to be his enemy, but discovers his identity and therefore spares his life? (from Section II)

3.

Based on Aristotle's teachings, if the main character of a tragedy is totally without fault, his fall would not be due to his own fault, but rather what? (from Section II)

4.

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

5.

When Homer says that Odysseus accomplished a certain number of deeds, what does Aristotle say the reader should do? (from Section III)

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