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What is an example of in medias res?


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Answered 2011-02-01 18:09:36

Medias res means to start in the middle as in the middle of a tale. The Odessy begins in the middle of the story; not at the beginning and not at the end working backwards.

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You mean when a story starts from the middle. It's called "in medias res." That's a Latin term for "in the middle of things."


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