Aristotle's Poetics

What is the tragedy of aristotle poetics?

Tragedy six parts

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1) Plot

2) Character

3) Thought

4) Diction

5) Song or melody

6) Spectacle

Aristotle lays out six elements of tragedy: plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song. Plot is 'the soul' of tragedy, because action is paramount to the significance of a drama, and all other elements are subsidiary. A plot must have a beginning, middle, and end; it must also be universal in significance, have a determinate structure, and maintain a unity of theme and purpose.