Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Tragicomedy

A type of drama that combines certain elements of both tragedy and comedy. The play’s plot tends to be serious, leading to a terrible catastrophe, until an unexpected turn in events leads to a reversal of circumstance, and the story ends happily. Tragicomedy often employs a romantic, fast-moving plot dealing with love, jealousy, disguises, treachery, intrigue, and surprises, all moving toward a melodramatic resolution. Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is a tragicomedy. See also comedy, drama, melodrama, tragedy.

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Published in: on December 10, 2010 at 11:08 am  Leave a Comment  

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