Reveal (narrative)
The reveal (also known as the big reveal) is a plot device in narrative structure, and is the exposure to the reader or audience of a previously hidden key element of plot or of the performance. This may result in a plot twist, and could be the key plot turn or unexpected coda in the story - in the mystery genre, for example. It may also be used as a device (particularly in the climax) in stage magic by an illusionist or escape artist.reveal
In a magician's act, the may refer to
- the normal culmination of a trick
- the unexpected (to the audience) culmination of the trick
- an explanation of the trick - which itself may be immediately eclipsed by a version of the trick that the first revela can't explain
A reveal is different from Aristotle's anagnorisis since anagnorisis is when something is revealed to a character rather than the audience.

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Plot twist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is a common practice in narration used to keep the interest of an audience, ... A complex chain of events finally reveal the murderer to be the investigator's own ...
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African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture: A Narrative Portrayal ...
African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture: A Narrative Portrayal of Builsa Proverbs Contextualizing Christianity in Ghana (American Society of Missiology ...
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What Firms' Discretionary Narrative Disclosures Reveal About the ...
Sep 19, 2013 ... We use content analysis to investigate what discretionary narrative disclosures reveal about firms' responses and attitudes to adoption of ...
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The relationship of characters, setting, plot and the narrative in Beowulf help reveal the theme by connecting the relationships of the characters and revealing.
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Narrative Understandings of Poverty and Schooling: Reveal ...
Narrative Understandings of Poverty and Schooling: Reveal, Revelation, Reformation of Mindsets. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker. Brock University, Canada. Abstract.
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Unraveling Narrative? New Transcripts Reveal 'Low-Level' - The Blaze
Jun 6, 2013 ... The Obama administration's narrative that the targeting of conservatives by the IRS was the work of "low-level" agents in Cincinnati took ...
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Summary of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American ...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. ... However, in his first autobiography Douglass does reveal that he is able to plan his escape ...
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Reveal or Revealed may refer to: Reveal (carpentry), a type of joint; The Revealed, an Internet documentary project about gorillas; Reveal, a magazine published by ...
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Mar 6, 1998 ... What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was ...
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Boulder: University of Colorado. © 2007 by John Bryce ... scholarly literature on narrative, and an inductive analysis reveals three emergent themes. The first is ...
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Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism in Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, ... but also as the narrative structure that reveals the political unconscious of a ...
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of counter narratives as extremely relevant since it brings narrative research closer to the field of ..... In sum, narratives always reveal the speaker's identity.
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Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, UK ..... stories to reveal the meaning of actions and thus complete them; it does not refer to the closure ...
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[Of course, just to complicate things, there may be an embedded narrative — a .... consciousnesses revealed, who are not aware that they are narrating a story.
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University of Tampere, Linna and Pinni B buildings ... Bringing together research on different narrative and quasi-narrative media will reveal both the ...
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Books on the term Reveal (narrative)
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass, 2004
The story accounts Douglass's life from early childhood growing up on a Southern Plantation to his eventual escape to the North.
Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities
Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities
1996
For psychotherapy students, teachers, and practitioners, this book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. Clear and compelling demonstrations of narrative therapy practice, rich in case examples and creative strategies, are at the heart of this book.
Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction
Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction
Michael J. Toolan, 2001
This classic text has been substantially rewritten. Narrative explores a range of written, spoken, literary and non-literary narratives.
Narrative, Interrupted: The Plotless, the Disturbing and the ...
Narrative, Interrupted: The Plotless, the Disturbing and the ...
Markku Lehtimäki, Laura Karttunen, Maria Mäkelä, 2012
The book highlights the potential of literature to subvert the natural, cognitive frames of reading.
Maps of Narrative Practice (Norton Professional Books)
Maps of Narrative Practice (Norton Professional Books)
Michael White, 2007
Michael White, one of the founders of narrative therapy, is back with his first major publication since the seminal Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, which Norton published in 1990.Maps of Narrative Practice provides brand new practical and accessible accounts of the major areas of narrative practice that White has developed and taught over the ...
Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the Storied Self
Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the Storied Self
Kate C. McLean, Monisha Pasupathi, 2009
Our contributors also share a common focus on the contexts of narrative identity development, examining question of how ... Fivush and colleagues show the ways in which the entire family works together to construct narratives in middle ...
Narrative Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction
Narrative Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction
James L. Resseguie, 2005
James L. Resseguie (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the author of several narrative critical studies, the most recent of which is Spiritual Landscape: Images of the Spiritual Life in the Gospel of Luke. He is the J. Russell Bucher Professor of New Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Revealing the Inner Worlds of Young Children : The MacArthur ...
Revealing the Inner Worlds of Young Children : The MacArthur ...
Robert N. Emde Professor of Psychology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dennis P. Wolf Associate Professor of Education Clark University, David Oppenheim Senior Lecturer University of Haifa, 2003
The MacArthur Story Stem Battery and Parent-Child Narratives Robert N. Emde Professor of Psychology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dennis P. Wolf Associate Professor of Education Clark University, David Oppenheim ...
Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
2000
With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell offers a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing in this much-needed book.Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute) and his own for...
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The Reverend Jackson Ignores Shepard Smith's Plea to Set Aside the Narrative - The Rush Limbaugh Show
RUSH: Shep Smith is an anchor, and he's explaining exactly how what you think is news is presented every day. There's no news. It's a narrative, and they battle for control over it. Now, stop and think about this for a second...
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Guiding A Reader’s Experience Throughout Your Novel (Secrets Of Narrative Drive), by Sarah Mussi | Writing Teen Novels
Gosh, my series of posts for this blog is turning into quite a tutorial! I’m even starting to learn from it myself. The next secret is really about pace. Hopefully, you’ve set up a great collision course in your story. Your protagonist is hanging off those cliffs and you aren’t rescuing them too easily. Brilliant. In…
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Unraveling Narrative? New Transcripts Reveal ‘Low-Level’ IRS Officials Naming Names of Those in D.C. Who Oversaw Targeting | TheBlaze.com
The Obama administration's narrative that the targeting of conservatives by the IRS was the work of "low-level" agents in Cincinnati took another serious blow Thursday when the Wall Street Journal released a new report citing viewed transcripts of interviews with those agents in which they name names of those...
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Constructing the Psychotherapy Narrative - After Psychotherapy
Client and therapist work together to construct a psychotherapy narrative, using events from the client's past to "explain" her present-day character.
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Pick a narrative and go with it | MSNBC
Regular readers may recall that I've long been fascinated by the trouble President Obama's detractors have had with understanding what it is about him they
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Elan Gale, Viral Narrative, and Why It Matters | LitReactor
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The Sports Narrative: Dallas Cowboys Pre-Game Show: Week 9
Click HERE TO Listen! Get ready to fall back early in the AM, and use that extra hour you gained by listening to Dustin Copening and Jeff Bowers on The Sports Narrative's Dallas Cowboys Pre Game Show. The Cowboys and their fans learned a lesson in chicken counting last Sunday afternoon, as the Lions engineered a remarkable comeback win in the final minute and two seconds of the ballgame.
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10 Of Television's Most Memorable Narrative Right Turns
When a series-long arc will breaks from its predicted path, sometimes the narrative right turns work, and sometimes they do not.
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RAZORED ZEN: Narrative Drive
I was reading a bit of literary fiction just recently. It was well written.
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Award-Winning Short 'Voice Over' Breaks Narrative Conventions to Reveal Life's Significant Moments « No Film School
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