Flashcards in Structural Terms Deck (39):
Conversation between two or more charechters
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 that 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
A feature that helps to structure a text.
To understand and share someone else's feelings.
The writer focusing on a specific (often small details) section of the text.
Often deal with bigger details- setting etc
When the writer changes their focus from one character to another. What a character is thinking to what a character is doing.
A story ends in a similar way to how it begins (setting, action, characters or language choice)
The most exciting part of the story.
A disappointing part of the story.
The tension / excitement/ action is getting closer.
The action starts to fall away. Often after a climax or an anti-climax.
A 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.
Openings-dialogue:characters are speaking as the narrative begins
The reader is thrown straight in, without orientation or warning
Openings- description: sets the scene or describes a character
Establishes the mood and atmosphere, and creates a visual picture for the reader.
Openings- character: introduces a characters thoughts.
Gives the reader someone to empathise with or imagine straight away.
Openings- mystery: an intriguing event or question is set up.
Pulls the reader in by making them want to know what happens next.
Openings-thematic statement: indicates what ideas or themes will be significant
Lets the reader know that the detail to follow fits into a wider context.
Openings- action: a physical description of something happening
Can create a sense of immediate danger and throw the reader into the middle of an event.
A multi clausal sentence which contains two or more co- ordinating clauses
A clause that gives more meaning to a main clause but does not make sense on its own.
A word used with a noun or pronoun to show place, position, time or means
Word that identifies actions, thoughts, feelings or the state of being.