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


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


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


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


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


an adjective or descriptive phrase that describes a noun


consists of 12 to 15 elders (men)


the leader of the chorus


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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