Close Reading: Definition of Tragedy
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to delve deeply into a definition central to Aristotle's work
Common Core Standards:
Read this paragraph aloud:
Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
What does this mean? Why does Aristotle believe...
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