Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

exhibition in terms of plot structure?

can anybody tell me the definition for exhibition in terms of plot structure ??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Exposition is the word you mean.

    Exposition is what takes place in a story/novel BEFORE the main action of the work. The purpose of exposition is to provide you with a background in order to get you up to speed as you begin the story. The plot will come AFTER the exposition.

    Usually the exposition is short except in a mystery, in which case the exposition is actually the purpose and aim of the mystery. In a who-dun-it, a detective will set about trying to uncover the exposition.

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