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An all-purpose term used to describe any literary technique deliberately employed to achieve a specific effect. In the theories of Russian Formalism and Brechtian theatre, the phrase ‘baring the device’ refers to the way that some works expose or highlight the means (linguistic or theatrical) by which they operate on us, rather than conceal them. See also foregrounding, metadrama.

Subjects: Literature.


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