American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.
- n. The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
- n. A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters. Also called afterword.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, the conclusion or closing part of a discourse or oration; the peroration. The office of the epilogue is not merely to avoid an abrupt close and provide a formal termination, but to confirm and increase the effect of what has been said, and leave the hearer as favorably disposed as possible to the speaker's cause and unfavorably to that of his opponents. Accordingly, an epilogue in its more complete form consists of two divisions— a repetition of the principal points previously treated, and
- n. In dramatic or narrative writing, a concluding address; a winding up of the subject; specifically, in spoken dramas, a closing piece or speech, usually in verse, addressed by one or more of the performers to the audience.
- To epilogize.
- n. A short speech, spoken directly at the audience at the end of a play
- n. The performer who gives this speech
- n. A brief oration or script at the end of a literary piece; an afterword
- n. computing A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to return from a routine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Drama) A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play.
- n. (Rhet.) The closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.
- n. a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
- n. a short passage added at the end of a literary work
- From French épilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίλογος (epilogos, "a conclusion, peroration of a speech, epilogue of a play"), from ἐπιλέγειν (epilegein, "say in addition"), from ἐπί (epi, "in addition") + λέγειν (legein, "to say"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English epiloge, from Old French epilogue, from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos, conclusion of a speech : epi-, epi- + logos, word, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Brief and direct, the epilogue is the strongest part of the book, because it reflects a principle too little in evidence elsewhere: Real tragedies are often so painful to read about that they are best served by understatement.”
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“Because we are invested in the characters, the long epilogue is fairly convincing.”
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“The epilogue is an analysis of McCarthy's redbaiting which draws two main conclusions.”
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“This isn't exactly a spoiler since I'm not giving away any plot details: the epilogue is short and does not tell you the fate of all the different towns and people you come across like the first two games do.”
“Hart claimed the prologue, but the epilogue is my moment.”
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