Flashcards in Structural Features - Techniques Deck (35):
Conversation between two 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 is happening now. e.g. 'they laugh' or 'they are laughing'
The order in which things happen
Where the events take place
The organisation of a text
A written story or account
The person telling the story from their point of view
A particular view of something
To understand and share someone else's feelings
The events in a story
The writer focuses in on specific (often small details) section of the text.
Often deals with bigger details - setting etc.
Switch of focus
When the writer changes their focus from:
one character to another, one setting to another, what a character is thinking to what he is doing.
Cyclical cycle (circular)
Where a story ends in a similar way to how it begins. This could be through the setting, the action, the characters, language choice.
The most exciting part of the story.
Disappointing part of the story is not as exciting as you hoped
Where the tension/excitement of the story is building towards a climax
Where the atmosphere/action of the story starts to fall away. (This often happens after a climax)
Clear difference between things
First person perspective
The point of 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
Third person perspective
The point of view of someone not involved in the action of a story using 'he', 'she', or 'they'
The underlying ideas and feelings suggested by a word
Characters are speaking as the narrative begins
Sets the scene or describes a character
Introduces a character's thoughts
An intriguing event or question is set up.
Thematic statement opening
Indicates what ideas or themes will be significant