I am writing about a research journal article where they start and end the article with two separate anecdotal stories. I want to be able to say:
"Two lengthy anecdotes XXXXing the article are strangely out of place...."
It is the XXXX that I need. So far the closest I have is 'escapsulate', but I think there is a better term for it out there - I just can't put my finger on it. "End-capping" was what came to mind immediately, but I did a quick google and that doesn't seem to mean what I thought it did.
Any help appreciated.