structure of Greek Tragedy

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prologue

opening scene where the background is established which usually has one or two characters in dialogue

parados

entrance of the chorus which are usually chanting lyrics that have something to do with the theme of the play

episode

modern act or scene where the plot is developed by action or dialogue of the characters and chorus sometimes playing as a minor role

stasimon

the choral ode which usually comes at the end of each episode so the tragedy is a measured alternation between 2 elements

exodus

the final action after the last stasimon, ended by ceremonial exit of all the players

epithet

an adjective or descriptive phrase that describes a noun

chorus

consists of 12 to 15 elders (men)

choragos

the leader of the chorus

ode

indicates the end of a scene and is also used to provide the chorus' response to the proceeding scene

lyric poem

verse which focuses on emotions and thoughts

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