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75 Metaphors for  tragedy

75 Metaphors for tragedy

This tragedy will not become a statistic in the COVID-19 crisis and it will serve as a marker of material improvements for patients of color.

Tragedy and comedy are simply questions of value: a little misfit in life makes us laugh, a great one is tragedy and cause for expression of grief.

Till then the English authors had no thoughts of writing upon the model of the ancients: their tragedies were only histories in dialogue, and their comedies followed the thread of any novel, as they found it, no less implicitly than if it had been true history.

We must remember (1) that a Tragedy is a Threnosa Trauerspieland, however much it develops in the direction of a mere entertainment, the Threnos-element is of primary importance.

Two other notable tragedies that stirred the emotions of the communities impacted by the floods and beyond were the Storm Orphan (Nancy Thorpe) and the deaths of five firemen from the Kingsway-Lambton fire station.

The tragedy "Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburgh," known to be of her make, was a complete failure, and "Love-Letters on All Occasions" (1730) with "Collected by Mrs. Eliza Haywood" on the title-page never reached a second edition.

And I believe this, that this Greek tragedy, with its godlike men and manlike gods, and heroes who had become gods by the very vastness of their humanity, was a preparation, and it may be a necessary preparation, for the true Christian faith in a Son of Man, who is at once utterly human and utterly divine.

and the bloody tragedy of Titus Andronicus, if Shakspere's at all, are doubtless only his revision of pieces already on the stage.

The clever man had an instinctive assurance that he had spread his sails to a prosperous breeze; Greek tragedy became, and thenceforth remained, a possession of the Latin nation.

Our first real domestic tragedy was the destruction of the waterworks on the 30th of September.

I can look back now with a smile upon those days, realizing what a ridiculous sight I must have been, but at the time, their tragedy was for me a very real and living one.

Tragedy, to him, was a first cousin of comedy; to-night he had set out to kill, and, instead of killing, he had run like a jack-rabbit for cover.

My tragedy will be a medley (as I intend it to be a medley) of laughter and tears, prose and verse, and in some places rhyme, songs, wit, pathos, humor, and if possible, sublimity,at least, it is not a fault in my intention if it does not comprehend most of these discordant colors.

The tragedy of a frustrated or harshly terminated love is a blow to the Faustian person's ego ā€” a defeat; for the Gnostic individual it is a challenge to a more total awareness of what he or she really is.

This tragedy is perhaps, in European literature, the first great expression of the spirit of pity for mankind exalted into a moving principle; a principle which has made the most precious, and possibly the most destructive, elements of innumerable rebellions, revolutions, and martyrdoms, and of at least two great religions.

The tragedy on which Mr. Walmsley founded his expectations of Johnson's future eminence as a dramatic poet, was the Irene.

Hence it was that the tragedies of Byron were his least successful performances.

Tragedy was not this author's talent; he was totally without tenderness, and was so far unqualified for tragedy.

Although more has been written about Lucknow, yet the tragedy of Cawnpore is to me the more thrilling in several particulars, and that city was the scene of the greater agony.

And the tragedy is the impact on people's lives, the effect on hearts, the effect on limbs and people losing limbs, the effect on the kidneys and people needing dialysis, and the effect on the eyes with people losing their sight.

The tragedy of the horse is the tragedy of all who loved them.

Were we not speaking the other day of how the old tragedies are the new ones?

"Comedy," he says, "is a jocose poem beginning in sadness and ending in joy: a tragedy is a poem composed in the grand style beginning in joy and ending in grief."

There may be a hundred women in the room, or park, or tennis ground, wherever the tragedy (Love is a tragedy) commences.

The greatest tragedy is not the fire, not the destruction, but the pain in my heart rest with the family of Daniel Farquharson,ā€ he stated.

But he seemed rather to suggest that the tragedy was our fault.

The Centralia tragedy was the culmination of a long series of unpunished atrocities against labor.

"The whole must centre in the query, whether Tragedy or Comedy are hurtful and dangerous representations?"Formey's Belles-Lettres, p. 215.

"Tragedy, we know, is wont to Image to us the minds and fortunes of noble persons: and to pourtray these exactly, Heroic Rhyme is nearest Nature;

Tragedy was his forte as a dramatist (1749-1803).

Or as Martin Luther King Jr said: ā€œHistory will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.ā€

Another tragedy occurring throughout the country is the movement of psychiatric patients into the community at any cost.

His tragedies, by the universal consent of the best critics, are the perfection of the Greek drama; and they moreover maintain that he has no rival, Aeschylus and Shakspeare alone excepted, in the whole realm of dramatic poetry.

"The whole must centre in the query, whether Tragedy and Comedy are hurtful and dangerous representations."Formey cor.

Pure tragedy is Youth's own realm.

The tragedy in Beijing that day was a black mark on human history.

Thus we see that the Greek comedy arose after tragedy, and, by consequence, tragedy was its parent.

Finishing the opera with Borisā€™s death meant that the personal tragedy of Boris was the most important thing.

Or that tragedy may not be the highest bliss?

The tragedy of their untimely and cruel death is still an open wound in the hearts of many of us who remember them as shining spirits, as truly great men such as only the lowly of the earth can produce.

The rule was that after three tragedies proper there came a play, still in tragic diction, with a traditional saga plot and heroic characters, in which the Chorus was formed by these Satyrs.

The new tragedy in which Miss Kelly had to play was probably "The Huguenot," produced December 11, 1822.

His tragedies are The Father's Revenge and Bellamere.

Tragedy is the everlasting piling up of little things.

Tragedy was a monody, or solitary song in honour of Bacchus, improved afterwards into a dialogue by the addition of another speaker; but the ancients, remembering that the tragedy was at first pronounced only by one, durst not for some time venture beyond two; at last, when custom and impunity had made them daring, they extended their liberty to the admission of three, but restrained themselves by a critical edict from further exorbitance.

"The tragedy with you," he pronounced, "is the absence of affection in your life."

"The tragedy of Hamlet is a gross and barbarous composition, which would not be supported by the lowest populace in France and Italy.

This sci-fi tragedy about a broken relationship is maybe the most poignantly romantic film of the last 25 years.

Tragedies are another common factor, butā€¦ I donā€™t think many folks want to actually experience that, and I donā€™t think many spirits want to remain because of that.

We went off to lunch with the old matron, who talked cheerfully about things in general: and it was strange to feel that what was to us so deep a tragedy was to her just a familiar experience, a thing that happened day by day.

His first tragedy was Cambyses, King of Persia (1667).

And the tragedy is the impact on people's lives, the effect on hearts, the effect on limbs and people losing limbs, the effect on the kidneys and people needing dialysis, and the effect on the eyes with people losing their sight.

Among the ever-recurring: tragedies of the frontier, not the least sorrowful was the recovery of these long-missing children by their parents, only to find that they had lost all remembrance of and love for their father and mother, and had become irreclaimable savages, who eagerly grasped the first chance to flee from the intolerable irksomeness and restraint of civilized life.

This tragedy is the greatest work of its century.

As a perfect Tragedy is the Noblest Production of Human Nature, so it is capable of giving the Mind one of the most delightful and most improving Entertainments.

In the most unfortunate affair of his life he did all that man could do, and the unhappy tragedy was the result of the poor sufferer's after-thought to get out of a scrape.

His tragedies Isabella, or the Fatal Marriage (1694) and Oroonoko (1696), both founded on tales by Mrs. Aphra Behn, are powerful presentations of human suffering.

And at the very end of the Poetics, where he is endeavoring to prove that tragedy is a higher art than epic, he does so by showing that drama has all the epic elements, and in addition music and spectacle, which produce the most vivid of pleasures.

The tragedies of their house of bondage were the realities of yesterday, and peopled their memories with thronging horrors.

The tenants had all been changed two or three times; but the "Minford tragedy" was still a current legend among them.

The tragedy of the old man's life was the loss of his only son, who had been killed by a whale a year since.

The other tragedy was the going of Joan, her baby and her husband.

A tragedy is a drama in which the principal characters are involved in desperate circumstances or led by overwhelming passions.

With this inconsequent and unmotived tragedy is interwoven a slight and incongruous underplot of rustic buffoonery.

Other people's tragedies were shadowy affairs to her, if she had not to suffer from them.

Another tragedy of Mr. Rowe's is the Fair Penitent, acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields; and dedicated to the duchess of Ormond: This is one of the most finished performances of our author.

"Tragedy," he says, "is an imitation of an action ... through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions."

He had, therefore, no sooner seriously bent his thoughts to the stage, and distinguished himself as a composer of heroic plays, than he wrote his "Essay of Dramatic Poesy," in which he assumes, that the drama was the highest department of poetry; and endeavours to prove, that rhyming or heroic tragedies are the most legitimate offspring of the drama.

His chief comedies are "Every Man in His Humour," "The Silent Woman," and "The Alchemist"; his two extant tragedies are "Sejanus" and "Catiline." (6)

Perhaps in that distant time when the tragedy of to-day is only an old chapter in the story of the human race it will be seen that Dryden, after all, was not guilty of a grim jest, but that this mighty discord was the announcement of that final harmony for which all that is best in us yearns.

His tragedies in rhyming couplets were all the vogue.

His tragedy is a tissue of love and intrigue, with sudden starts of passion, and unprepared and improbable turns of resolution and temper.

Tragedy was just offstage in Jersey Girl, momentarily held at bay by sex and love and hope.

"'Inexplicable Tragedy' was the headline.

The real tragedy of Russia is that neither the party of reform nor the party of reaction shares, or even understands, the outlook and ideals of the people.