Aristotel: Poetics. Reading Questions

All answers and definitions should refer to the excerpts from Aristotle's Poetics.
  1. What is a "tragedy"?
  2. What is "embellished language"?
  3. What are the six constituent elements of tragedy? Which one is the most important?
  4. What is a well-constructed plot, according to Aristotle?
  5. What is the difference between the historian and the poet?
  6. What is the difference between history and poetry?
  7. What is a definition of Reversal, or Peripety?
  8. What is a definition of Recognition?
  9. According to Aristotle, in a good tragedy a character should inspire pity and fear? What kind of men inspire and don't inspire pity and fear?
  10. What constitutes a good plot?
  11. What does Aristotle mean by this statement: "In the characters and plot construction alike, one must strive for that which is either necessary or probable,..."?
  12. What should the role of the chorus be?
  13. What objections does Aristotle have in the way that some authors use the chorus?