The Poetics is a fundamental text that examines the development, production and effectiveness of poetry as it pertains to a writer and their intended audience. The author uses notable works to educate the reader on specific themes and methodology.
The Poetics gives a basic definition of poetry that establishes format and intent. It's an early representation of criticism that explores the allure of literature, specifically tragedy. Aristotle provides the essential function of plot, character, thought, diction, melody and spectacle. Each piece works together to create a cohesive story that delivers an emotional response. This can include a range of plot points highlighting love, loss, pain or acceptance. With this construction, the author elevates the narrative from superficial to significant.
An examination of literary prose that illustrates the chief elements of poetry. The Poetics is a celebration of storytelling across multiple genres including tragedy, epics and romance. It's a revealing exploration of the potential and power of art.
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