Peripeteia

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Peripeteia Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work); "a peripeteia swiftly turns a routine sequence of events into a story worth telling"

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  • a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work); "a peripeteia swiftly turns a routine sequence of events into a story worth telling"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Peripeteia'


  • Peripeteia: For a purported perpetual motion generator, see perepiteia. Peripeteia /ˌpɛrəpɨˈtaɪ.ə/ (Greek: περιπέτεια) is a reversal of circumstances, or turning point

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