Oedipus Literary Terms

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Literary Terms Of Greeck Play. Oedipus Rex

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Tragedy
 
A play, novel or other narrative depicting serious and important events, in which the main character comes to an unhappy ending.
Tragic Hero
 
literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy.
Tragic Flaw
 
the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
Prologue
 
opening scene
Strophe
 
 the part of an ancient Greek choral ode sung by the chorus when moving from right to left.
Antistrophe
 
The choral movement in classical Greek drama in the oppostite direction from that of the strophe.
Choral Ode
 
Parados
Parados
 
The first of the chorus’s lyric songs, or choral odes
Exodos
 
Concluding scene
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