Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis


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Aristotle's Poetics and Rhetoric are works dedicated to what branch of philosophy concerned with the concept of beauty and other artistic principles?

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1. Aristotle's Poetics is considered the earliest extant work in:

2. Though Aristotle mentions others, the Poetics is primarily concerned with what genre?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aristotelian principles of poetics are still held as the foundations of the theoretical understandings of literature and art. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Aristotle's Poetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The branch of philosophy corresponding to Aristotle's principles
  • The influence of Poetics
  • The focus of Poetics
  • The definitions of key terms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Poetics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including mimêsis and katharsis
  • Making connections - correlate your theoretical knowledge to understand how modern thought has been influenced by Poetics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Poetics

Additional Learning

To start learning more about Poetics, review the accompanying lesson called Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the context and history of Aristotle's Poetics
  • Covers the influences Poetics has made on culture
  • Details key and crucial terms in Aristotle's principles
  • Explains the intent and beliefs of Aristotle's principles in Poetics