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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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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.
Keep all the parts of today's reading together and don't ignore the narrative frame around it.
rightly emphasizes the properly prophetic character of this narrative frame breaking (metasyntax) and calls needed attention to Luke the (centoist) poet.
Walter asserts that while commentators, including Tolliver and Maryellen Bieder, have briefly touched on the significance of the narrative frame in several of Pardo Bazan's tales, they "have not yet analyzed the use of narrative framing devices" in the author's short fiction (26).
Where The Flame Alphabet comes up short is on story--or at least a narrative frame strong enough to carry the weight of the author's big ideas.
Once a narrative frame is set, so, too, is the belief system that it embodies.
And he includes his own interpretation of the story in a narrative frame.
Stripped of its narrative frame, the Sermon lacks all the echoes of its framing story: paternity questions (1:1-17; 3:9-17), authority problems (2:1-23; 3:7-10), and the conflict between demonstrated righteousness and righteousness that remains hidden (1:18-25; 3:13-15).
Indeed, we enter Morgana through Katie Rainey and exit through Virgie, a mother/daughter generational and decisively female-constructed narrative frame.
Such an ethos promises to help bridge destructive divisions--bridging them not by eliding or ignoring the real differences that do exist (among Christian scholars as well as between secular and non-secular scholars, for instance) but by working to situate those differences in a more productive narrative frame.
37) Because it is, by its nature, the narrative frame within which the Court operates, it is also clear that it permits contestation of the role of international law in U.
3, the peculiar use of the personal pronoun "you" in the shorter version has a remarkable effect in making readers aware of the narrative frame.