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Action (literature)

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Action (literature)

In literature, action is the principle subject or story. This is as distinguished from an incidental episode. In other words, action is what a character does in a play, short story, or a fiction prose. Actions are different from acts, which are any of the main sections of a play or other dramatic performance.

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