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frame story

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A narrative introducing or containing one or more other narratives that are the primary focus of the work as a whole.
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This intertwining of generative methods and generativity-as-theme is perhaps nowhere more prominent than in Capture (2009), another of Chatonsky's works to feature an elaborate narrative frame.
National Post columnist Michael den Tandt was the first to label this narrative frame as "the hero's journey," writing: "A young warrior appears, often of secretly noble parentage.
Cutrofello maintains that these five themes not only roughly correspond to the five successive stages of the play but also "provide a narrative frame for a history of the development of modern philosophical conceptions of negation from Descartes to the present.
Caligari (1920), in which the studio allegedly imposed a narrative frame on the film's tale of power gone mad: The teller of such a tale can himself only be mad, because power, after all, is benevolent.
Rather than keeping its opening exposition intact, they split it into two pails to create a narrative frame.
Vaughan engages constructions of femininity and women's voices in her chapter on The Distaff Gospels, a fifteenth century French text that places women's folklore into male-authored narrative frame.
Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-racial America, this lively and articulate campus-set comedy proves better at rattling off ideas and presenting opposing viewpoints than it does squeezing them into a coherent narrative frame.
rightly emphasizes the properly prophetic character of this narrative frame breaking (metasyntax) and calls needed attention to Luke the (centoist) poet.
This intrinsic side of Watts's "method" is attentive to formal elements, such as textual paradoxes, framing narrative techniques, mirroring effects between the narrative frame and what it frames, and ironic reversals of perspectives.
Visual and conceptual alignment, however, are reserved for US soldiers, while a narrow narrative frame allows for allegiance with only the faction around Sgt.
The argument is taken up immediately in the narrative frame, a conversation about marriage among a group of strangers on a train (PSS 27: 7-15).
Thus, interviewees have little to no control over the manner in which their responses are translated into the narrative frame.