peripety

peripeteia, peripetia, peripety A sudden and unexpected change of fortune or events or reversal of circumstances; especially, in a literary work.
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peripety

See turning-point.
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Peripety

(Gr. peripeteia) A sudden reversal of condition or fortunes, considered by Aristotle as an essential element in the plot of a tragedy. -- G.R.M.
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Peripety

Another term for peripeteia. See above. The word was particularly common in older English writing.
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