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Some give voice to people depicted in the paintings, others provide back stories or epilogues to the scenes unfolding on the canvas.
The literal connection between the two stories is revealed, almost in passing, in a brief epilogue.
In an eerie science-fictional epilogue, Mr. Jasanoff imagines waking up in this situation and decides that his experience would be noticeably different and inauthentic.
Fans and teammates had already closed the book on those chapters, but here was the bittersweet epilogue.
And then the unexpected happens: Ms. Khoury pulls a nifty epilogue out of her hat.
But the song took on new meaning this week, sounding a bit more like an epilogue to the Utah Republican’s 41-year career in Congress.
This is all information that could have been relaid in a tidy epilogue.
Finley ends with a poetic epilogue that draws themes into focus, and gives voice to them.
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Did You Know?
From its Greek roots, epilogue means basically "words attached (at the end)". An epilogue often somehow wraps up a story's action, as in the one for a famous Shakespeare play that ends, "For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo". In nonfiction books, we now often use the term afterword instead of epilogue, just as we now generally use foreword instead of prologue. Movies also often have a kind of epilogue--maybe a scene after the exciting climax when the surviving lovers meet in a café to talk about their future. The epilogue of a musical composition, after all the drama is over, is called the coda (Italian for "tail").
Origin and Etymology of epilogue
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Definition of epilogue for English Language Learners
: a final section or speech after the main part of a book, play, or musical composition
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