Objective: Exposition occurs in writing when background information that is necessary to move the story along is provided. In this case, the author interrupts the narrative to provide the exposition. This lesson will discuss exposition.
1) Class discussion:
a) Discuss the events of Chapter 1.
b) The first four pages of the novel introduce the setting, the investigative case, and the narrator to the reader. Paragraph 7 begins with "My name is Kinsey Millhone"; the author quickly introduces the reader to the narrator. What kinds of information (exposition) does the author introduce in the first four pages that are necessary for the reader to know about Kinsey and her current case?
c) What does the reader find out by reading Chapter 1 that will probably be pertinent to the rest of the story? What information may not be pertinent, but serves as a back drop or as a way of giving...
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