narrative closure

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1. A clear outcome in a narrative (e.g. the murderer identified, the male lead married to the female lead).

2. Having a definite and final ending: that which defines a closed narrative form: as opposed to the structural openness of a soap opera, for instance: see also closed forms.

3. The final part of the resolution or dénouement in the structure of a narrative: see also classical narrative structure.

4. Ideological closure in a narrative as reflected in authorial attempts to govern the interpretation of events.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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