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Epilogue Definition

The concluding section of a poem or literary work e.g. Epilogue to Asolando by Robert Browning. See also prologue.


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Other Epilogue Definition

[n] a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
[n] a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

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\Ep"i*logue\ (?; 115), n. [F. ['e]pilogue, L. epilogus, fr. Gr. ? conclusion, fr. ? to say in addition; 'epi` upon, besides + ? to say. See {Legend}.]
1. (Drama) A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play. A good play no epilogue, yet . . . good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. --Shak.
2. (Rhet.) The closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.

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