An exposition is a literary method used to provide background information to the audience or readers about events, places, characters, or other parts of a work. The purpose of this background material is twofold: to give the reader/listener more knowledge about the topic being discussed and to provide contrast with which to analyze the topic more deeply.
Expositions can be presented in many different ways, such as through dialogue, descriptions, interviews, documents, cartoons, and so on. They are often used in fiction to add depth to characters by explaining their past experiences or motivations, but this function can also be achieved through backstory elements introduced early in a story (or novel). In non-fiction, expositions can be used to explain complex topics or processes in detail before discussing them, for example, an introduction to world geography could describe all the major regions of the earth and their important features, whereas a topical overview would discuss only those items that fit within the given time frame.
This refers to the way writers use exposition to bring new information to readers or listeners. By stretching out relevant facts, writers can make topics seem deeper and more interesting than they actually are.
An exposition is a text that elaborates on the writer's idea about the phenomenon it describes. Purpose: To persuade the readers that this idea is an important matter. To persuade the readers or listeners that there is something that certainly needs to get attention. Language used in expositions should be simple and direct, without any unnecessary words or phrases.
The exposition should have three essential parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction should give information about the topic of the exposition and also about the author who will speak on this topic. The body should explain in detail how and why the topic is important and useful for the reader. It should not only tell the reader what the topic is but also include examples or cases to make the concept easier to understand. The conclusion should summarize what has been said in the exposition and also point out its main ideas or concepts. These are the basic structures of expositions.
People use expositions when they want to express their opinions about some issues. For example, a politician may write an exposition about current events or problems related to government services. An editor or publisher could write an exposition about their view on certain topics such as fiction or non-fiction books, movies, music, etc.
In academic contexts, expositions are usually written by researchers who want to share their ideas about a particular subject.
The introduction is the "exposition" of a tale. It offers context for the reader to better comprehend the tale that follows. It might include details about the scene, people, or previous events, for example. The introduction often includes a summary of the story too.
Some examples of introductions are: "Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to know what would happen if he were to die. So he ordered that his kingdom be given to one of his servants. The servant who was chosen kept the king's word and left him nothing but stones when the kingdom was his. He had no child, only horses. The other servants simply ignored the will and continued getting their shares of the estate." - from "The Three Princes" by Hans Christian Andersen
“It is told that a long time ago, in a country far away, there lived a princess who was given in marriage every single day by her father, the king. Her husband would always come to the palace dressed in red armor with a big white horse attached to his carriage. The princess did not like her husband and vowed to kill him on their wedding night. But just as she was about to pull the trigger of her pistol, her father came in and saved his son-in-law. The king decided that since his daughter had been wronged, she should have the first shot at killing her husband.