Arsis

Entertainment / Literature / Arsis: In classical metrical analysis, Greeks referred to the stressed syllable in a metrical foot as a thesis, and the unstressed syllable in a metrical foot as an arsis. Unfortunately, the Roman analysts used the exact opposite terminology, with the thesis being their unstressed foot and the arsis being the stressed foot. This results in much confusion to modern students.

Catharsis

Entertainment / Literature / Catharsis: An emotional discharge that brings about a moral or spiritual renewal or welcome relief from tension and anxiety. According to Aristotle, catharsis is the marking feature and ultimate end of any tragi MORE

Katharsis

Entertainment / Literature / Katharsis: An alternative spelling of catharsis (see above). MORE

Limited Effects Theory

Technology / Television (TV) / Limited Effects Theory: A type of communication theory (e.g., social learning theory, vicarious catharsis theory) that regards media as having conditional influences on the viewer: due to intervening variables, the effects o MORE

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