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What is the exposition of the book?I confused as to if I should list the characters...

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megasonicry | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2007 at 10:06 AM via web

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What is the exposition of the book?

I confused as to if I should list the characters introduced and just state the setting, or explain what happens during the exposition. 

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 13, 2007 at 11:39 AM (Answer #1)

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The term "exposition" refers not only to the setting of a story, but to the background information provided by the author so that the conflict to be developed has some context to it.  Therefore, you should state the characters, their setting, and their position in their own world in order to fully answer the question.

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