diegetic

diegesis

[dahy-uh-jee-sis]
noun, pl. diegeses [dahy-uh-jee-seez] (in literature, film, etc.)
1.
the telling of a story by a narrator who summarizes events in the plot and comments on the conversations, thoughts, etc., of the characters.
2.
the sphere or world in which these narrated events and other elements occur.
Compare mimesis ( def 2 ).


Origin:
1800–10; < Greek diēgēsis ‘a narrative’, derivative of diēgeisthai ‘to describe, narrate’ < dia- dia- + hēgeîsthai ‘to guide’

diegetic [dahy-uh-jet-ik] , adjective
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