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Intercalation (literary pattern)
Intercalation
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Intercalation
intercalation, a literary pattern according to which a narrative or coherent section of material is interrupted by another, seemingly unrelated, story or section of material. The material is thus arranged in an ABA′ pattern, with the A material providing a frame around the B material. This pattern is