Usually plot lines. dialogue that advances the plot, as in a play or motion-picture script.
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How does classic children’s novel, The Phantom Tollbooth, use words themselves as a plot device?
Every work of literature relies on the dictionary. Many writers would say that the goal of fiction is to use powerful words to tell a story without calling attention to the words themselves. A small number of books, however, actually make words, meaning, and language their plot or even transform the workings of language into characters. This practice is called meta-fiction, and today we pay …
Origin of plot line
First recorded in 1955–60
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