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Conflict; dramatic confrontation
Agon
Recognition
Anagnorisis
Necessity
Ananke
Complete liberation from emotions and affection
Apatheia
A unified day, place, action. Should take place in a single setting, place, time.
Aristole's Unities
Purging of pity and fear
Catharis
Progress of the tragic characters leads to a reversal
Peripeteia
Fate
Moira
"God from the machine"
Deux ex machina
Greek God who inspired orgiastic celebrations that found their way into early Greek drama; an agricultural and resurrection deity, God of wine and life giving power. Emotion.
Dionysus
God of Reason. (Greek god)
Apollo
"Goat song"
Tragedy
Greek Mythology. A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.

Myth. One of a class of woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as part human, part horse, and sometimes part goat and noted for riotousness and lasciviousness
Satyr
An example that serves as pattern or model. The conceptual framework that permits the explanation and investigation of phenomena or the objects of study in a field of inquiry.
Paradigm
The belief that all things are inhabited by spirits
Animism
- Wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos.
- A place or scene of riotous uproar or utter chaos
Pandemonium
Prohibition. Prohibited by forbiiden thing.
Tabboo
The roman greek god of nature
Pan
- A sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals.
- An instance, outbreak, or period of such fear.
Panic
A comparison using like or as
Simile
A direct comparison
Metaphor
The central character of a narrative
Protagonist
The other force or forces which may be essentially external or essentially internal.
- Another character or group of characters
- Force of nature or power of universe
- Society or culture
- An aspect of the protagonists own personality or value system
(Character or force opposed to the central character as it moves toward its resolution)
Antagonist
The events or actions of a story, novel etc.; what happens
Plot
Resolution of the conflict in the plot
Denouement
Increasing tension in the conflict; suspense
Rising Action
Continuing action of the plot, after the climax
Falling Action
The moment of supreme tension
Climax
Background information necessary to understand the opening situation
Exposition
Where the story happens; time, place, scenery, physical elements
Setting
Who wrote Genesis
Mosas
Who wrote The Song of Songs
King Soloman
Who wrote Theogony
Hesiod
Who wrote Aristotle's Poetics
Aristotle
Who wrote Oedipus Rex & Antigone
Sophocles
Oedipus
Swollen foot or ankle