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  • Hecht played fluently in any key: the minor organ tones of his Jamesian ''Venetian Vespers,'' the major-chord affirmations of the love poem ''Peripeteia,'' the sober procession of his canzone ''Terms,'' and ''The Dover Bitch,'' his buffo sendup of Matthew Arnold: ''And he said to her, 'Try to be true to me, / And I'll do the same for you, for things are bad / All over, etc., etc.' ASHES TO ASHES.

  • Tragedy — Peripeteia or Reversal of the Situation, and


  • One can see the effect of the tradition also in his treatment of the terms Anagnorisis and Peripeteia, which Professor Bywater translates as 'Discovery and Peripety' and Professor Butcher as 'Recognition and

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  • Peripeteia - a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero's tragic flaw

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