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    What Stories Are Made Of: A Critique of ‘The Hobbit’ Using Poetics. When asked what it is that makes a good story there are varying opinions. Regardless of what kind of story you like there are certain aspects about the stories that you like, or do not like, and that is why you return to that genre or author for more. Among the general list of suspects for what makes a story good it, “The plot. You have to be able to delve into the story, without that the story isn 't any good.” (Smith) and…

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    The Duchess Tragedy

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    The Tragedy of the Duchess: (A poetic critic of the film The Duchess according to Poetics by Aristotle) Aristotelian poetics captures deep insights into humans and our expression of deep emotions. As I watched The Duchess I was able to relate Aristotle’s definitions of tragedy to this film. The movie’s protagonist is Georgina. In the beginning of the movie she becomes engaged to the Duke of Devonshire. A very prestigious match, that allows Georgina to move up socially. This sets up the…

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    play that induces many emotions in the audience for various characters on numerous occasions. One of the greatest philosophers in mankind, Aristotle, states in his book Poetics that “poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history…” (Poetics Part IX). Between poetic literature and historical accounts, poetic literature is much easier to understand since plays can exert a perception onto the audience in which they can relate to on an everyday level. Historical accounts…

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    Oedipus Rex,” E. R. Dodds refutes the moralizing interpretation of Aristotle 's hamartia. Dodds started by dispelling the scholars, Victorian Critics misconception about Aristotle 's hamartia. In his first paragraph, Dodds from the 13th chapter of the poetics, has made clear of Aristotle 's interpretation. Aristotle believes that Oedipus falls into misfortune because of some serious αμαρτία [hamartia].According to Victorian critics, Oedipus misfortune was directly occasioned by some serious…

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    High Noon Movie Analysis

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    that the plot in a tragedy, “represents men in action and does not use narrative” (Poetics, Chap 6). The purpose of Tragedy is to question man’s place in the universe, man’s nature and how he interacts with the powers controlling his life. These comments on the essential elements…

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    Good Life Poetic Devices

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    The song “Good Life” is performed by the band OneRepublic, and written by songwriters Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zancanella and Eddie Fisher. The focus of the song is on the good and bad in life, hence the title “Good Life”. By examining the poetic devices inside the composition, it can be plainly seen that the song “Good Life”, by OneRepublic is a piece of poetry. The theme of the song “Good Life” by OneRepublic is that even though some aspects of life can be difficult, life in general is…

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    Oedipus Tyranus Analysis

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    Ho takes an in depth examination of the meaning of the term, hamartia, arguing that the term refers to the ignorance of one’s actions as applied to Aristotle’s Poetics. Ho’s close examination includes line-by-line correlation to the original Greek text. Although this essay does not provide a direct correlation to the play, Oedipus the King, the information discussed provides a valid reference to the meaning behind…

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    Kaylie LeCuru March 30, 2018 Mr. Burrell Word Count: 1055 “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” Lyric Analysis Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” is a song about God bringing justice to those who have not followed His will. The song displays the judgement of God upon those who are sinners and are offenders of the commandments. Johnny Cash sings this song as a message to those who believe God’s will can be ignored, and by doing so is spreading the message that our actions are seen by God and he…

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    Shaneka King Dr. Reed December 27, 2017 English 201-61 Poetic Prince Most would say Prince was one of the greatest musical artists of all time. He was a great poet and lyricist. Growing up, I thought musical lyrics were a form of poetry. I have always looked at most songs as some form of poetry. There are different styles of poetry so it can easily be said that music is a form of poetry. After reading the articles and watching the videos, I still consider most musical lyrics to be a form of…

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    “Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is complete and whole… (Aristotle 31)”. This theory conveyed by Aristotle in his renowned work Poetics expresses the idea that a successful tragedy consists of specific principles that reoccur in classic literature. The theory emphasizes that a tragedy represents reality and universal truths rather than historical particulars. This is achieved by creating a tightly-woven cause and effect chain or “unity of action” that centers around the plot rather…

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