As set forth by Aristotle in his work Poetics on dramatic theory, a myth (masc., AltGr. = Sound, word, speech, narrative, Latin mythus, Pl: Myths) is a narrative of events. In modern times the term has undergone a significant change in meaning. The term myth is used mostly in regards to Ancient Theological narratives, where the term myth is used as a singular for the actual original story. Aristotle understood myth as the imitation of action, to be moved by something, in contrast to the static characters that make up his definition, poetry. Myth would be to speak of a person as walking, rather than just a characterization.