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Aristotle's poetics

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Lecture slides for a discussion on Aristotle's Poetics.

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Aristotle's poetics

  1. 1. Poetics<br />by Aristotle<br />
  2. 2. the debate<br />
  3. 3. imitation – not exact copy, but a likeness<br />
  4. 4. imitation can include things that did not happen, but could happen in a poet’s world<br />
  5. 5. things not necessarily historical<br />
  6. 6. things not ‘real’<br />
  7. 7. but things that could be true<br />
  8. 8. What is imitated?1. character<br />
  9. 9. What is imitated?2. action<br />
  10. 10. The Universal in the Particular<br />
  11. 11. Unity is in the Plote.g. creation, fall, redemption consummation<br />
  12. 12. Final Questions<br />What do you imitate? <br />How? (What’s your art-form)<br />Why? (What’s your art-heart)<br />
  13. 13. Final Questions<br />What comes first, being or action?<br />Is it who ‘we are on the inside’, or is it ‘what we do’ that defines us?<br />
  14. 14. Final Questions<br />What unifies life?<br />What is the plot?<br />

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