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Exposition vs. Fugue

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Expositionnoun

The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.

Fuguenoun

(music) A contrapuntal piece of music wherein a particular melody is played in a number of voices, each voice introduced in turn by playing the melody.

Expositionnoun

(authorship) The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, characters and other non-plot elements.

‘This essay has too much exposition in it.’; ‘My reviewer said she couldn't picture the setting for my story, so I'm improving the exposition.’;

Fuguenoun

Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.

Expositionnoun

(obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.

Fuguenoun

A fugue state.

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Expositionnoun

An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are open for the public to view.

‘The first prototype was unveiled at an exposition.’;

Fugueverb

To improvise, in singing, by introducing vocal ornamentation to fill gaps etc.

Expositionnoun

(authorship) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.

‘I turned my research into an exposition on the traditional music of Borneo.’;

Fuguenoun

A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.

‘All parts of the scheme are eternally chasing each other, like the parts of a fugue.’;

Expositionnoun

(authorship) An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.

Fuguenoun

dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state

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Expositionnoun

(music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form

Fuguenoun

a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days

Expositionnoun

The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.

Fuguenoun

a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement

Expositionnoun

The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.

Fugue

In music, a fugue () is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (a musical theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and which recurs frequently in the course of the composition. It is not to be confused with a fuguing tune, which is a style of song popularized by and mostly limited to early American (i.e.

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Expositionnoun

The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation; interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing explanations or interpretations; a commentary.

‘You know the law; your expositionHath been most sound.’;

Expositionnoun

Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.; exposure; as, an easterly exposition; an exposition to the sun.

Expositionnoun

A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.

Expositionnoun

a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

Expositionnoun

a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

Expositionnoun

an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse;

‘we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background’;

Expositionnoun

a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory

‘a systematic exposition of the idea of biodiversity’;

Expositionnoun

the part of a movement, especially in sonata form, in which the principal themes are first presented.

Expositionnoun

a large public exhibition of art or trade goods

‘the exposition will feature exhibits by 165 companies’;

Expositionnoun

the action of making something public

‘the country squires dreaded the exposition of their rustic conversation’;

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