Definition of Stichomythia

1. Noun. (poetry) A technique in drama or poetry, in which alternating lines, or half-lines, are given to alternating characters, voices, or entities ¹



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Definition of Stichomythia

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stichomythia

stich
sticharia
sticharion
sticharions
stiched
stichera
sticheron
stichic
stichidia
stichidium
stichoi
stichomancy
stichometrical
stichometries
stichometry
stichomythia (current term)
stichomythias
stichomythic
stichomythies
stichomythy
stichos
stichs
stichtite
stick
stick-and-carrot
stick-fighting
stick-in-the-mud
stick-in-the-mud(p)
stick-in-the-muds
stick-on

Literary usage of Stichomythia

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1. Wallenstein: Ein Trauerspiel by Friedrich Schiller, Karl Breul (1896)
"stichomythia. In most cases the dialogue or the narration is carried on in speeches consisting of several lines, alternating with passages of similar length ..."

2. The Tragic Drama of the Greeks by Arthur Elam Haigh (1896)
"One of the best known instances is the favourite 'stichomythia,' or ... In addition to the 'stichomythia' there are many examples in Greek tragedy of ..."

3. The Andromache of Euripides by Euripides, Gilbert Norwood (1906)
"Frequent in stichomythia, when the speaker assents to or dissents from what is said ... (ii) " Yes " in stichomythia, implying assent and adding something, ..."

4. Notes and Emendations to Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides: In Connexion by Graduate of Cambridge, Wilhelm Dindorf (1903)
"So too I regard 1018, 1019, taking the three verses 1007-1009 as the opening of the stichomythia, so that Iphigeneia would only speak one verse. ..."

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