Aristotle's Definition of Tragedy

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ἡδυσμένῳ λόγῳ / language embellished

The speech is ornamented with melody and rhythm. This is one of the features that distinguish tragedy from epic poetry in Aristotle's taxonomy. Epic poetry uses a single verse form, iambic hexameter, whereas tragedy uses a variety of them