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Flashcards in Structural Features Deck (34):
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Structure

The orginistation of a text

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Dialogue

Conversarion between two or more characters

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Flashback

A section in a 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 they will laugh

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Narrator

The person who tells the story

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Past tense

A verb that describes sonething that happened in the past they laughed

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Point of view

The way a character regards events or people

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Present tense

A verb that describes something that is happening now they are laughing

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Sequence

The order in which things happen

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Setting

Where the event takes place

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Narrative voice

Shows us character thoughts and feelings

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Perspective

Something from someones elses point of view

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Plot

The events in a story

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Narrow focus

The writer focuses in on a specific (often small detials) section of the text

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Wider focus

Often deals with bigger details, setting etc

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Switch focus

When the writer changes there focus from one character to another one setting to another what a character is thinking to what a character is doing or big details to tiny detiails etc

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Cyclical structure

Where a story ends in a similiar way to how it begins this could be through the setting the action the characters language chlice atmosphere etc

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Climax

The most exciting part of the story

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Anti climax

The dissapointing part of the story that isnt as exciting as you thought

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Rising action

Its where the tension of the story is building towards a climax

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Falling action

The mood of the exctiment starts to fall away after a climax of anti climax

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Contrast

A clear difference between things

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Emphasize

To understand and share someone elses feelings

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Pace

The pace at which something happens

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Symbolism

The use of symbols to represent something else

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Third person prespective

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

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Evaluation

A judgement about the value of something

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First person narrative

A story told by someone not involved in the action

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Dialogue opening

The reader is thrown straight in without orientation or warning

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Description opening

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

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Character introduction opening

Gives the reader someone to empathize with or imagine straightaway

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Mystery opening

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

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Thematic opening

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

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Action opening

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