epigraph epigraph

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  2. (n) an engraved inscription

Usage(s):

  • That could serve equally as an epigraph for Nandan's own life.

News

  • Heavy Metal, and What it Means to Me (Guest Blog)

    Although I never knew what it was called, I’ve always appreciated the epigraph. The quote at the beginning of a novel is a puzzle, a peek inside the author’s brain. With just a few borrowed lines, the author sets the tone, gives a heads-up on what to expect.
    on October 22, 2013     Source: The Wrap via omg!

Quotes

  • "There are downsides to everybody," Shriver said of the two men in the book. "I just don't have the notion that there's necessarily one person out there who's perfect, while everyone else isn't. That's the epigraph: 'Nobody's perfect.'"
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Lionel Shriver Source: International Herald Tribune

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