Entertainment / Literature / Denouement: A French word meaning 'unknotting' or 'unwinding,' denouement refers to the outcome or result of a complex situation or sequence of events, an aftermath or resolution that usually occurs near the final stages of the plot. It is the unraveling of the main dramatic complications in a play, novel or other work of literature. In drama, the term is usually applied to tragedies or to comedies with catastrophes in their plot. This resolution usually takes place in the final chapter or scene, after the climax is over. Usually the denouement ends as quickly as the writer can arrange it--for it occurs only after all the conflicts have been resolved.


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

Literary Climax

Entertainment / Literature / Literary Climax: (From Greek word for 'ladder') The moment in a play, novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the crisis reaches its point of greatest intensity and is thereafter resolved. It is also the peak o MORE

Freytags Pyramid

Entertainment / Literature / Freytags Pyramid: A diagram of dramatic structure, one which shows complication and emotional tension rising like one side of a pyramid toward its apex, which represents the climax of action. Once the climax is over, t MORE