- Created by: blcm
- Created on: 25-03-19 20:31
When it is not totally clear what is being said/shown/meant. Allows a range of interpretation across readers, time & characters.
A flashback scene that reveals background information e.g. memory, truth etc.
When a story builds tension & expectation, only to have something boring or disappointing happen instead.
The height of tension or action in a narrative.
When two (or more) opposite things are presented over the course of a text. This may be a contrast between outside & inside, big & small etc.
A temporary move away from the main subject to talk about something else (for moment of reflection, comic relief, bring in another theme).
Revealing the key details about character, setting, situation, commonly at the start of a narrative; often descriptive but may also be revealed through dialogue or the narrator's commentary.
Changing the topic being looked at closely from one section to another.
A hint or indication about something to come later.
When two dissimilar things are placed alongside one another to emphasise their contrast.
A repeated or recurring image or symbol used to represent a significant concept.
When the writer deliberately leaves out details that a reader has to infer.
The point of view from which readers experience the narrative.
A flash-forward into the future from the current point of the story.
A false clue intended to mislead a reader so that they do not expect the outcome.
A key word or phrase stated more than once over the course of the text (also a language feature).
When a significant detail that has been withheld is finally shared with the reader, allowing them to better understand.
A dramatic shift or change in the direction of the text, including the plot & the characterisation.
The length of time over which a continuous scene takes place, which may indicate its significance.
The order in which the events of the plot are delivered, including chronological (time order) or non-linear.
A change or move between times or settings.
The first sentences of a paragraph, which may reveal the focus for that section of the text.