Cliffhanger

Entertainment / Literature / Cliffhanger: A melodramatic narrative (especially in films, magazines, or serially published novels) in which each section 'ends' at a suspenseful or dramatic moment, ensuring that the audience will watch the next film or read the next installment to find out what happens. The term comes from the common 1930's film-endings in which the main characters are literally left hanging on the edge of a cliff until the story resumes. The term cliffhanger has more loosely been applied to any situation, event, or contest in which the outcome remains uncertain until the last moment possible.

Closure

Entertainment / Literature / Closure: (Latin clausura, 'a closing') Closure has two common meanings. First, it means a sense of completion or finality at the conclusion of play or narrative work--especially a feeling in the audience that MORE

Frame Narrative

Entertainment / Literature / Frame Narrative: The result of inserting one or more small stories within the body of a larger story that encompasses the smaller ones. Often this term is used interchangeably with both the literary technique and the MORE

Links
Home
Glossary
Thesaurus