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Dialogue

Conversation between two or more characters.

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Flashback

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

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Future tense

A verb that describes something that will happen in the future, eg. 'They will laugh'

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Narrotor

The person who tells the story.

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Past tense

A verb that describes something that happened in the past, .e.g. 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 what is currently happening, eg. 'They laugh'.

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Sequence

The order in which things happen

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Setting

Where the events take place

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Structure

The organisation of a text

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Narrative

A written story or account.

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Perspective

Particular view of something

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Narrative noice

The person telling the story from their point of view

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Structural feature

A feature that helps to structure a text.

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Empathise

To understand and share someone else feelings.

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Narrow focus

The writer focusing on a specific thing or small detail.

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Wider focus

Often deals with bigger details- setting, more than one character ect.

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Switch focus

When the writer changes focus from one character to another, form one setting to another, focusing on someones thought to what is happening.

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Cyclical structure

When a story ends in a similar way in which it started, this could be through the characters or the setting, ect.

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Climax

The most exciting part of the story.

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Anti-climax

Disappointing part of the story, where it isn't what you expected.

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Rising action.

Tension/action is building towards a climax.

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Falling action

The action/tension of a story starts to 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 story, using 'I'.

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Third-person perspective

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

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Narrative perspective

The point of view which the story is told.

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(OPENING)Dialogue characters are speaking as the narrative begins

The reader is thrown in, without orientation or warning

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(OPENING)Description sets the scene or describes the character.

Establishes mood and atmosphere , creating a visual pic for the reader.

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(OPENING) Introduction of character

Gives the reader someone the empathise with or imagine straight away

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(OPENING) Mystery an intriguing event or question is set up

Pulls the reader in by making the, want to know what happened next

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(OPENING) Thematic, indicates which ideas or themes will be significant.

Lets the reader know that the detail to follow fits into wider content.

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(OPENING) action, physically describing something that is happening.

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