epigraph : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  • n  an engraved inscription

  • That could serve equally as an epigraph for Nandan's own life.
  • And if such blurring of lines between imagination and reality were not enough, Giscard starts the novel with the epigraph "Promise kept.
  • Ginsberg begins with a Pascal epigraph, but on his own he produces bromides: "Why am I telling you all this?"; "I hate men, they degrade you for being a female"; "I crave .
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  • 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.
    Oct. 22, 2013 - The Wrap via omg!

  • Lionel Shriver in International Herald Tribune
    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.'"

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