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(n) an unexpected, artificial, or unlikely character, device or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle.

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2 (n) an unexpected, artificial, or unlikely character, device or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle a plot. By: Jonathon, Chris, Jessica, and Stephanie Mrs. Reynolds Pre-Ap English 9 Period 5

3 Examples: In a 1978 Superman movie, after Lois Lane has been killed in her car and the villain has detonated missiles to devastating effect, Superman travels back in time to correct the events. A writer might write of a moment in which a band of pioneers are attacked by bandits and a cavalry brigade arrives unexpectedly to drive them away. This may be described as a deus ex machina conclusion. Superman movie Sources: Literary Terms and Definitions. ; American Heritage Dictionary. (http://www.ask.com/web? ; (Superman example). ; Deus ex Machina. ex machina>.http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_D.htmlhttp://www.ask.com/web?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machinahttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/deus ex machina


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