Video encyclopedia

Frame story


Frame Narrative Ted Talk


The Frame Story and The Canterbury Tales


FrameStory™ Tutorial - 1. Setting Up


5-frame story


Framed Narratives

A frame story is a literary technique that sometimes serves as a companion piece to a story within a story, whereby an introductory or main narrative is presented, at least in part, for the purpose of setting the stage either for a more emphasized second narrative or for a set of shorter stories. The frame story leads readers from a first story into another, smaller one within it. The frame story may also be used to allow readers to understand a part of the story, then jump to another part that can now be understood. This is not however, to be mixed up with a narrative structure or character personality change..
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Origins 

    • A set of stories 

    • Single story 

    • Use 

    • Compared to reprise