- (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery, especially preceding peripeteia.
Origin of anagnorisis
Examples from the Web for anagnorisis
Historical Examples of anagnorisis
It was often associated with the anagnorisis or recognition.Play-Making
Now then for anagnorisis, comic peripeteia, division into acts, and the rest of the wallet!Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Il Lasca, who deserves great credit for his perspicacity, carried on an unremitting warfare against the comedy of anagnorisis.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
- (in Greek tragedy) the recognition or discovery by the protagonist of the identity of some character or the nature of his own predicament, which leads to the resolution of the plot; denouement
Word Origin for anagnorisis
c.1800, from Latin, from Greek anagnorisis "recognition," from anagnorizein "to recognize."