Aristotle on TragedyWatch this thread
One of my written pieces I'm sending off to Oxford (to study PPE) is an essay on Death of a Salesman that I did last year (it was my coursework). I discuss whether Willy can be considered as a tragic hero. I'll quote a few bits from it:
'Poetics' is not very long at all (in my book the introduction is much longer than 'Poetics' itself, but is essential reading to accompany the text.) I managed to read poetics in a couple of days.
It certainly is very helpful if you are wanting to comment on tragedy or epic poetry.
I had to read 'Poetics' for my degree course, but I haven't read any criticism on it.
Good luck with your Oxford application!