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- n. Alternative form of peripeteia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a drama in which the plot is unraveled and the whole concludes; the dénouement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)
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When you start to look for peripetia, you find it everywhere.
And this metaphor in my head -- I got anagnorisis and peripetia on my chin.
Spends the whole movie trying to help the little kid who sees dead people, and then, boom -- oh, I'm dead -- peripetia.
They're two sides of the same coin, just like innovation and imitation, like risk and responsibility, like peripetia and anagnorisis, like that poor little lamb, who I hope isn't quivering anymore, and like my time that's gone.
While reviewing the peripetia of an episode in which ignoble intrigue and treachery have so large a share, it is restful for a moment to pause before the modest figure of General Mejia, whose loyalty was unflinching to the bitter end.
The _implicatio_, the _agnitio_, and the _peripetia_ are so well worked out, that Aristotle would, I think, be compelled to admit it as an almost perfect specimen of that most ancient kind of drama which was recited by one actor.
XXII. of the _Poetics_, which says, that that _agnitio_ is most beautiful which is joined with the _peripetia_, of which here we have so striking an example.
"There is," he cries, "no peripetia in the tragedy, no change of fortune, no change at all."
Thousand-Pa writes about Gulzhan Moldajanova, who has been a general director at the Russian mining giant "Bazovy Element", and her career peripetia (