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Diegesis

[di-ə-JEE-sis]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

A narrative or plot, typically in a film.

Examples of Diegesis in a sentence

"The film's diegesis was full of twists and turns."

"The audience was captivated by the Best Picture winner's intense diegesis."

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About Diegesis

Diegesis originates from the Greek word "diēgēsis," which means "narrative." Digesting a good diegesis is a pleasurable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Did you Know?

Do you ever feel a rush of satisfaction when you finish a particularly good book? There's an explanation for that feeling — when you hear a good story, your brain releases feel-good chemicals in the pleasure centers of your brain. Consuming a good diegesis can be similar to consuming a delicious sandwich (and just as satisfying).

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