Difference Between Drama And Drama

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While reading through the drama chapters I noticed a significant difference between fiction short stories and dramas. Fiction short stories and dramas were classified much differently from each other. For example, in the textbook, DiYanni gives us two types of drama. “The two major modes, tragedy and comedy, have been represented traditionally by contrasting the masks, one sorrowful, and the other joyful” (DiYanni 917). This differs from the short stories because there are more than just tragedies and comedies in short stories. There could be mystery, adventure, etc. types of stories.
I also noticed a similarity between fiction short stories and dramas. The elements of drama and the elements of fiction were very comparable. For example, plot. DiYanni describes a drama’s plot as a “unified structure of a play’s incidents” (DiYanni 920). This quote is very similar to what DiYanni said about plot in fiction. “Plot is the arrangement of events that make up a story” (DiYanni 49). The “unified structure” (DiYanni 920) and “arrangement of events” (DiYanni 920) quotes are the main pieces that contribute to how plot is similar in drama and in fiction short stories. They both suggest that a sequence of relating events is what makes up the plot.
One thing I was familiar with was how plays have features of poetry
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Chapter 24 lays out how to write about drama as well as the reasons for writing about drama. For example, one reason DiYanni gives for why we should write about drama is because we’re able to think more about what the work means to you. “Since writing stimulates thinking, when you write about drama you find yourself thinking more about what a particular work means and why you respond to it” (DiYanni 936). I found this interesting because it’s a new way to dive deeper into the work. Writing about dramas for yourself can provoke new thoughts and new experiences that you may not have gotten just by
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