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Dialogue

Conversation between two or more charachters

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Flashback

A section in text that is set before the events of the main story

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Future tense

A verb that describes something that will happen in the future

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Narrator

The person that tells the story

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Past tense

A verb that describes something that happens in the past

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Point of view

The way a character regards events of people

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Present tense

A verb that describes something that is happening now e.g. 'laugh'

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Sequence

The order in which things happen in

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Setting

Where the event take place

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Structure

The organization of text

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Narrative

A writen story account

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Perspective

A particular view of someone

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Narrative voice

The person telling the story from their point if view

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Structural features

A feature that helps to structure a text

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Empathize

To understand and share someones feelings

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Plot

The events in a story

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Structual features

A feature that helps structure a text

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Narrow focus

The writer focusses on a specific (often small details) section of the text

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Wider perspective/focus

Often deals with bigger details-setting etc

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Switch focus

When the writer changes the focus from one character to another, one setting to another, what a character is thinking or doing and big details to small details etc

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Cyclical structure (circular)

Where a story ends in a similar way to how it begins this could be through the setting, action, the characters, language choice etc

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Climax

The most exiting part of the story

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Anti climax

A part of the story that isnt as good as you hoped and not so exiting

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Rising action

Tension/excitement is the building of the story towards the climax

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Falling action

Where the excitement of the story starts to move/fall away

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Contrast

A clear difference between things

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First person perspective

The point of view of a character involved in the action of a story using 'i'

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Pace

The speed at which something happens

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Symbolism

The use of symbols to represent something else

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Third person perspective

The point of view of someone not involved in the action of a story using 'he', 'she' or they

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Dialogue effects

The reader is thrown in, without orientation or warning

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Description effects

Establishes mood and atmosphere, and creates a visual picture for the reader

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Character: introducing a characters thoughts. Effects

Gives the reader someone to emphasise with or imagine straightaway

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Mystery. Effects

Pulls reader in by making them want to know what happens next

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Thematic statement effects

Lets the reader know that the detail to follow fits into a wider context

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Action effects

Can create a sense of immediate danger and throw the reader into the middle of an event