in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 36 words.
lose the plot lose one's ability to understand or cope with what is happening, lose touch with reality.
in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature
April 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 12025 words.
This article looks at the importance of plot in literature. It discusses Frank Kermode's expansive analysis of narrative plot making throughout human history, The Sense of an Ending, and...
in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000
January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 588 words.
A plot is a plan or scheme, constituting the organizing design that gives a piece of literature such as a
in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 82 words.
lose the plot lose your ability to understand what is happening; lose touch with reality. informal 1997 Spectator The truth
in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing
January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1067 words.
The plot of any literary work is a map of what happens within it. In most classic crime and mystery
in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
P ublished online August 2017 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1919 words.
may be defined as the pattern or structure of textual events. Conceptions of plot vary, but common to most of