The Poetics of Aristotle by Aristotle (Mermaids Classics) - Mermaids Publishing

The Poetics of Aristotle

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"Aristotle's Poetics" (c. 335 BCE) is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. It analyses the study of poetry with explanations for the origins of tragedy and comedy. First, it distinguishes the genres of "poetry" in three ways: matters, subjects and method, which then proceeds to a definition of tragedy by dividing tragedy into six categories that follow the order of plot, character, thought, direction, melody and spectacle. 

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