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Ending

 

(Russian, kontsovkd), the conclusion of a literary work or section of a work. In poetry the ending is the final aphoristic line of a lyric poem (M. Iu. Lermontov’s “I am mournful for you are merry”), the concluding moral in a fable, the unexpected witty deduction in an epigram, or a refrain. In drama the ending may be a curtain line, such as Famusov’s in A. S. Griboedov’s Woe From Wit, “What will Princess Mar’ia Aleksevna say!” In epic works the ending, unlike the denouement, is not related directly to the action, rather, it is an author’s maxim (for example, “It’s a tedious world, gentlemen!” in N. V. Gogol’s The Story of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled With Ivan Nikiforovich), a description of the scenery, or an epilogue.

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It was only proper that I should let the Carlist agent ensconced in the Prado Villa know of the sudden ending of my activities.
A story with a happy ending must end of course with a wedding, and so did this one.
Well," said Michel, "that is a way of ending the earth which will greatly simplify things.
That mist which covers everything in that blissful time when childhood is just ending, and out of that vast circle, happy and gay, there is a path growing narrower and narrower, and it is delightful and alarming to enter the ballroom, bright and splendid as it is.
That the twenty thousand pounds (from which the income was supposed to be derived) had every farthing of it been sold out of the Funds, at different periods, ending with the end of the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
I could never make a happy ending out of that beginning.
So anyway, here's a bit of news: 16 days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings.
Whoever believes in happy endings can enjoy those types of films.
Some people say all stories shouldn't have happy endings.
The longer ending seems to gather up the endings of Matthew, Luke, and John and shuffle them together in a summary that is dealt out with some new and alarming details about snake handling and poison drinking.
And the assured way in which Coppola handles those endings, along with the film's inspired blend of humor, camp and reflection, marks Roman as a family member to watch in the future.
Explosions, shipwrecks, and funerals make up the melancholic iconography of "The Russian Ending," a suite of photogravure etchings that takes as its point of departure a procedure common in the early decades of the 1900s, in which filmmakers in Denmark (a principal exporter of films before World War I) would prepare different endings for different audiences.