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Understanding Gilead's rise primes the show's audience for its eventual fall - which Atwood foreshadowed in her novel's epilogue.
Scholars transcribed the tapes and studied their contents, and in the epilogue, a male professor gives a talk on them at a university conference several decades into the future.
The rescissions package is the epilogue to March’s spending saga, when Mr. Trump threatened to veto the congressional omnibus and pledged never to sign such a bill again.
This ties into the epilogue of the book, in which author Margaret Atwood reveals that the story is actually a collection of tapes made by Offred detailing her time in the Waterford household.
Cost: Lunch costs $288 for six courses, plus the customary preludes and epilogues, and $388 for an eight-course dinner plus tax, though gratuity is included.
All good series finales tend to leave us in a similar state of eternal curiosity, craving more epilogue or some definitive flash-forward.
Watching so many ends and beginnings that reference each other—with the great breadth of the movie surgically removed so that the first word and epilogue touch—is like auditing film school and peeking into the director's bag of tricks.
When at long last the volume drops from 11 and Mr. Preston reflects on his 10-year arc, the epilogue is a contemplative decrescendo of hard-won humility and gratitude.
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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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