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Perspective
a lens through which readers observe other characters, events and happenings.
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Anagnorisis
when main character has a moment of recognition/realization about their/another character's true nature, leading to resolution.
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Exposition (e.g. through thought)
literary device used to introduce background info about events, characters etc.
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Anticlimax
when expectations are raised and then something disappointing happens
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Foreshadowing
indication of a future event before it happens
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Anaphora
repetition of the first part of a sentence.
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Flashback
interruption to insert past events to provide context on current events and gain insight into characters motivation.
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Juxtaposition
when ideas, places, characters or actions are placed side by side for comparison/contrast.
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Climax
when a story hits its highest point.
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Equilibrium
A state of balance or rest (Which could be dramatically disrupted)
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Denouement
resolution of a complicated plot in fiction.
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Omniscient
3rd person narrative where the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all characters.
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Catharsis
Emotional discharge, achieving a state of moral/spiritual renewal or liberation from anxiety and stress.
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Non sequitur
does not follow a logical order.
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when main character has a moment of recognition/realization about their/another character's true nature, leading to resolution.

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Anagnorisis

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literary device used to introduce background info about events, characters etc.

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when expectations are raised and then something disappointing happens

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indication of a future event before it happens

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