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Mimesis vs. Diegesis

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Mimesisnoun

The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.

Diegesisnoun

(narratology) A narration or recitation.

Mimesisnoun

(biology) Mimicry.

Diegesisnoun

A narrative or history; a recital or relation.

Mimesisnoun

(medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.

Diegesis

Diegesis (; from the Greek διήγησις from διηγεῖσθαι, ) is a style of fiction storytelling that presents an interior view of a world in which: Details about the world itself and the experiences of its characters are revealed explicitly through narrative. The story is told or recounted, as opposed to shown or enacted.

‘to narrate’;

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Mimesisnoun

(rhetoric) The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.

Mimesisnoun

(rhetoric) The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.

Mimesisnoun

Imitation; mimicry.

Mimesisnoun

the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature

Mimesisnoun

any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease

Mimesisnoun

the representation of another person's words in a speech

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Mimesis

Mimesis (; Ancient Greek: μίμησις, mīmēsis) is a term used in literary criticism and philosophy that carries a wide range of meanings, including imitatio, imitation, nonsensuous similarity, receptivity, representation, mimicry, the act of expression, the act of resembling, and the presentation of the self.The original Ancient Greek term mīmēsis (μίμησις) derives from mīmeisthai (μιμεῖσθαι, 'to imitate'), itself coming from mimos (μῖμος, 'imitator, actor'). In ancient Greece, mīmēsis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth, and the good.

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