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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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Even the ominous framing story of the boy on the station has a twist in the tail.
While the near-contemporary framing story adds little, it does not distract from the central theme of women's bravery and achievement.
Producer Stewart Mackinnon said: "The drama will retain the classic structure and content of JM Barrie's original Peter Pan, while adding a new framing story designed to allow audiences a different way into the story."
But producer Stewart Mackinnon said the twohour drama would "retain the structure of JM Barrie's original, while adding a new framing story designed to allow audiences a different way into the story".
The interpretation of the framing story appears arbitrary, interspersed with actors speaking about modern ways of killing and the adha story, ritual-looking dance and chant.
The last time Kinks frontman Ray Davies wrote a memoir, 1994's wonderfully weird X-Ray, he created an elaborate framing story set in a dystopian future Britain.
In this painting, all of its parts appear to be flat; there are no highlights or shadows." The framing story of a young girl who learns to love art through classroom experience adds a personal touch to this educational and thought-provoking tour.
The layout of the books is appealing; the type is large enough for young readers (using serif for the folk tales and sans serif for the framing story).
When she returns, however, he has forgotten his promise and begins to tell her the story from the film he had been working on, which from the framing story's prologue appears to be set in the Old West.
A 2007-set framing story starts with 11-year-old Ronnie (Kevin Decoste) telling his class why his grandfather's dog Hachi embodies heroism.
According to McLaren, the framing story that dominates our human lives is that we are god-like beings, with god-like privileges.
Any society or civilization at any given time lives by a dominant framing story, a story that gives its common life a coherent shape and direction.