Narrative Features

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Analepsis

Flashback

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Prolepsis

Flashforward

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Diegesis

The chronology of events in a narrative, discourse refers to the manipulation of that story in the presentation of the narrative.

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In Medias Res

Beginning in the middle of things.

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Narration

The way a story is told.

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Allusion

An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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Intertextuality

The relationship between texts, referencing other texts in texts.

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Scopophilia

Literally, the love of looking. The term refers to the predominantly male gaze of Holloywood cinema, which enjoys objectfying women into mere objects to be looked at (rather than subjects with their own voice and subjectivity).

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Mimesis

The act of showing rathe than telling.

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