framing device

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framing device ‎(plural framing devices)

  1. (narratology) An introductory or main narrative that provides a framework for a more emphasized second narrative or for a set of shorter stories.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”[1]:
      “Treehouse Of Horror III”’s framing device finds the good folks of Springfield telling stories during a Halloween party.