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What is the exposition of the story "By the Waters of Babylon"?

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tyree28 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted May 20, 2009 at 3:01 AM via web

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What is the exposition of the story "By the Waters of Babylon"?

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mr-robitaille | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 20, 2009 at 3:36 AM (Answer #1)

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The story's exposition is found in the details that the author uses to reveal where and when the story takes place. Based on the narrator's observations, the reader is able to infer that he is actually in New York City. For instance, he sees a statue of George Washington, but all he sees of the name is the "ASHING." He sees the subtreasury building, but all he sees of the name is "UBTREAS." He also sees the Biltmore Hotel, and remnants of modern technology such as hot and cold faucets. The reader is also able to infer that there has been a nuclear holocaust, based on the narrator's stories of a "Great Burning." This gradual revelation is the story's exposition.

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jaguar174 | Student, Grade 10

Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM (Answer #2)

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the bombing of the city

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mcneilsde | Student, Grade 10

Posted January 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM (Answer #3)

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i dont know

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