Aristotle's Poetics

41 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014

Date Written: 1987

Abstract

This paper provides an overview and commentary of Aristotle's theory of poetry, of drama, and of narrative structure, as presented the Poetics. The main emphasis falls on plot structure, but we expound other important subjects dealt with in the work, such as the cognitive origins of literature, the nature of poetry, an incipient theory of media and the analysis of genres, the nature and elements of tragedy, and other subjects such as epic narrative and the structure of critical debates.

Keywords: Media, Literature, Poetry, Narrative, Poetics, Aristotle, Criticism, Literary theory, Tragedy, Plot, Narratology, Cognitive poetics

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Aristotle's Poetics (1987). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423697 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423697

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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