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Poetics

Aristotle

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Which of the following is NOT a distinctive feature of poetry?

Which of the following contains a mix of direct and indirect narrative?

Which of the following is not "art" in the Greek sense of the word?

Which of the following is NOT a reason for why we like imitations?

Which of the following was the last to evolve?

Which of the following is not one of the "three unities"?

Which is the only unity that Aristotle insists upon?

Which of the following is the most important?

Which of the following is the least important?

Which of the following is NOT a part of Aristotle's definition of tragedy?

Which of the following genres has the same plot structure as tragedy?

Which of the following has an episodic structure?

A complex plot must contain:

Which of the following is NOT necessary to all tragedies?

Which is the best kind of tragic plot?

Which is the worst kind of tragic plot?

Which of the following is NOT a requirement for a tragic hero?

Which is the worst kind of anagnorisis?

Which is the best kind of anagnorisis?

Which of the following is not within the domain of thought?

Which of the following is not a metaphor?

Which of the following is not a feature of epic poetry?

Which of the following is NOT true of epic poetry?

Which of the following is not an acceptable reason for including impossible or improbable events in a poem?

Which of the following is NOT a reason given by Aristotle to prefer tragedy over epic poetry?

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