Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
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
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A situation or a sequence of events or objects that evokes a particular emotion in a reader or audience.