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Occasionally, and perhaps in an effort to avoid melodrama, the story feints away from emotional climaxes by leaping great expanses of time, which deflates some of the novel’s tension.
This observation influenced the unsentimental tone that The Milkmaid adopts, which is at odds with the melodrama often favored by Nollywood filmmakers.
David has been reading “Saga,” a series he described as a “weird alien fantasy melodrama” with a “kind of progressive story.”
The original Carrie, how it weaves together melodrama and camp.
Beneath this melodrama, the circumstances are recounted at great length, and some halting verses conclude the mournful narration.
The play may be pure comedy, comedy-drama, tragedyeven farceor melodrama.
Then it is sung softly like the farmhand quartettes do in the rural melodrama outside the old homestead in harvest time.
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Valmond was alive to it all, almost too alive, for at first the flamboyancy of his spirit touched him off with melodrama.
The kaimakam had a taste for melodrama, and had the prisoners brought before him immediately.
And he strode along with the air of the heavy man in a transpontine melodrama.

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