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Thisbe [r]: From Greek mythology, she is a young girl who commits suicide because she thought, mistakenly, that her lover, Pyramus, was dead. He wasn't; so her death was a tragedy, and was recounted in the text Metamorphosis by Ovid. The story was later retold in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. [e]

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