Flashcards in Structual Terms Deck (30):
Conversation between 2 or more characters.
A section in a text that is set before the events of the main story.
A verb that describes something that will happen in the future,
e.g. 'They will Laugh"
The person who tells the story.
A verb that describes something that happened in the past,
e.g. 'They Laughed'
Point of view
The way a character regards events or people.
A verb that describes something that happening now
e.g. 'They laugh' or 'They are laughing'
The order in which things happen.
Where the events take place.
The organisation of the text.
To understand and share someone else's feelings.
The writer focusing on a specific (often small details) section of the text
Often deals with bigger details - setting, more than one character, etc.
Changes focus from one character to another, one setting to another, what a character is thinking to whats character is doing and then looking at bigger details.
Is where a story ends in a similar way to how it begins this could be through the setting, the action, the characters, language choice, atmosphere, etc.
The most exciting part in the story.
The part of the story that is disappointing or not as exciting as you thought.
The tension/action is building towards a climax.
The excitement of the story starts to fall away. (Can often come from climax or anti-climax.
A clear difference between two things.
The point if view of a character involved in the action of a story using 'I'
The speed at which something happens.
The use of symbols to represent something else.
The point of view of someone not involved in the action of a story, using 'he, 'she' or 'they'
Opening Dialogue: characters speaking as the narrative
The reader is thrown straight in, without orientation or warning.
Opening Description: sets the scene or describes a character
Establishes mood and atmosphere, and creates a visual picture for the reader.
Opening Character: introduces a characters thoughts.
Gives the reader someone to empathise with or imagine straightaway.
Opening Mystery: an intriguing event or question is set up.
Pulls the reader in by making them want to know what happens next.
Opening Thematic: a statement that indicates what ideas or themes will be significant.
Lets the reader know that the detail to follow fits into a wider context.