What is Structure?
- Defined as the arrangement and relation between elements of a literary text.
What is a Complex Sentence?
- A sentence that is constructed of a subordinate clause (dependent clause) and a main clause (independent clause).
- Example: The car swerved toward Mrs. Jackson, who slipped off the pavement.
What is a Compound Sentence?
- This kind of sentence is constructed of two independent clauses, connected by a comma with a conjunction.
- Example: There used to be a real me, but, I had it surgically removed.
What is a Declarative Sentence?
- A declarative sentence states a fact or argument that ends with a full stop.
- Example: There are five million people at risk.
What is an Exclamatory Sentence?
- An exclamatory sentence is a more forceful version of a declarative sentence, as they tend to indicate feelings of excitement or frustration. They normally end in a full stop.
- Example: You better come here now!
What is a Flashback?
- A flashback is the is an interruption in a chronological sequence of an event during an earlier occurrence.
- Example: In a story about a girl afraid of heights she, continually dwells upon the time she had fallen off a ladder.
What is a Prolepsis?
- Prolepsis (flash-forward) is a scene that takes the narrative forward in time from the current point.
- Example: In a story about an unpopular student in school, he fantasizes about making the football team.
What is an Imperative Sentence?
- This is the kind of a sentence that makes a direct request, command, instruction or advice.
- Example: You can go into the library however, stay clear of the teachers lounge.
What is an Interrogative Sentence?
- This is a sentence that asks a direct question that ends with a question mark
- Example: What will happen as a result of this investment?
What is Juxtaposition?
- The case in which two characters, ideas or places are placed side by side for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts
- Example: All's fair in love and war.
What is Repetition?
- The act of repeating a word or idea that has been mentioned prior in the text.
- Example: I don't...know what your talking about.
What is Sequence?
- Particular order or arrangement of a literary text.
What is a Simple Sentence?
- A sentence that consists of one clause and one subject.
- Example: The cat sat on the mat.
What is a Triplet?
- A set or succession of three words used to describe the same thing.
- Example: Marilyn Munroe was talented, beautiful, but also completely damaged.
What is Accumulation?
- Defined as the listing of relatable scattered points. The listing is also known as congeries.
- Example: "He schemed, he plotted, he lied, he stole, he raped, he killed, and he parked in the mother-and-child slot outside the supermarket despite having come on his own."