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Literature LCC WGU16

Literature-Notes Chapter 16

blank verse unrhymed but otherwise regular verse, usually iambic pentameter
Classical Tragedy this term may refer to the tragedy of the ancient greeks and romans as Sophocles Antigone; or to tragedies with Greek or Roman subjects, as Shakespeare's Coriolanus
muses nine goddesses represented as presiding over the various departments of art and science
unities the principles of dramatic structure involving the unities of action, time, and place
Classic, Classical used in senses parallel with those given under classic; hence, of recognized excellence or belonging to established tradition
Aeschylus (The Orestia) Greek
•Aristotle ◦Poetics Greek
•Euripides ◦Medea ◦The Trojan Women Greek
•Homer ◦Odyssey ◦Illiad Greek
•Plato ◦The Republic Greek
•Sappho ◦“Hymn to Aphrodite” Greek
•Sophocles ◦Antigone ◦Oedipus Rex Greek
•Horace ◦The Odes Roman
•Juvenal ◦Satires Roman
•Ovid ◦Metamorphoses Roman
•Virgil ◦The Aeneid Roman
Main Topics and Themes:  Tragic love  Accomplishments of heroes  The interactions of gods and goddesses  The afterlife The Classical Period
Genres: Drama-Classical Period Festivals for the god Dionysus o Open air theatres (amphitheatres
Genres: Tragedy-Classical Period Unity of time – limits the play to events occurring in one day  Chorus  Included song and dance  Heroic myth, political conflict, mourning, and loss
Genres: Satyr-Classical Period Comedic take on mythological subject matter  Direct references to current events and people  Obscene jokes
Genres: Poetry (Epic poems)-Classical Period Long narrative poems in hexameter  Contains invocation to the muse  Often focus on great events
Genres: Lyric poems- Classical Period Verse meant to be sung or recited  Expresses emotion
Genres: Erotic Elegy- Classical Period Erotic subject matter  Stressed emotions over stoicism  Uses elevated language—very polished
Genres: Satire- Classical Period Pokes fun at society  Uses everyday language
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