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Dramatic Poetry

Dramatic Poetry

Poetry written for performance (for example, a play).

One of 3 main genres of poetry (other two: Lyric Poetry, Narrative Poetry).

Two types:

Tragedy: downfall of a noble man due to a character flaw, creates fear, pity, can have a cathartic effect.

Comedy: satiric, lampoon, buffoonery, slapstick, pun, mixups, malapropism, battles of wit.