objective correlative definition by Webster's New World
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a sequence of events, cluster of images, setting, etc. employed in a literary work to express a certain emotion and evoke it in the reader or viewer
objective correlative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A situation or a sequence of events or objects that evokes a particular emotion in a reader or audience.