AS English Literature Terms

Analepsis
Flashback
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Prolepsis
Flashforward
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Fabula
Plot - chronological order of events
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Sjuzhet
Representation of the fabula - the 'story'
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Frame Narrative
Story within a story
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Directing the reader's gaze
Where the narrator wants you to look in the story, how they want you to feel
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Unreliable narrator
A narrator in the story that proves to be inconsistent and in general not extremely capable at recalling events, e.g. Lockwood in Wuthering Heights or Nick at times in The Great Gatsby
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Reliable narrator
A narrator that is entirely honest and has no reason to lie, or is not ashamed of telling the truth (Amir - Kite Runner), a narrator that recalls events as they happen, not remembering them from the past - Auden poetry
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Hermeneutic Code
Plot elements that raise questions on part of the reader -- not satisfied until loose ends are clarified
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Proairetic Code
Actions that lead to other actions, suspense that leaves on the reader, e.g. Wilson going to kill Gatsby
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In medias res
Beginning in the middle of things - e.g. The Kite Runner
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Intradiegetic
Narrator on the inside telling the story while witnessing and being involved in the events
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Extradiegetic
Narrator on the outside telling the story looking in
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Didactic
Instructional or informative literature; learning a lesson
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Parable
Brief (sometimes simple) narrative that shows a moral or religious lesson
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Author's persona
The narrator that the author uses as the voice telling the story
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Slant rhyme
Almost words that rhyme but not quite
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Flashforward

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Prolepsis

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Plot - chronological order of events

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Card 4

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Representation of the fabula - the 'story'

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Story within a story

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