verbal exposition

See: discourse
References in classic literature ?
The only difference is, that the incidents should speak for themselves without verbal exposition; while the effects aimed at in speech should be produced by the speaker, and as a result of the speech.
That's probably true, but all that verbal exposition and the dizzying way the narrative skips around time and place are momentum killers.
Later, there's plenty of verbal exposition to try give it some gas, but even from this launch pad, the finale lacks an emotional kick.