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Flashcards in Structure Deck (34):
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Dialogue

Conversation between to 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
e.g 'they will laugh'

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Narrator

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 something that is happening now
e.g 'they laugh' or 'they are laughing'

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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 spoken or written account of connected events; a story.

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Narrative Voice

The person telling the story from their point of view

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Perspective

A particular view of something

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Structural Feature

A feature that helps to structure a text

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Narrow focus

The writer focusing on a perspective (often small details) section on the text

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Wider focus

Often deals with better details /setting etc.

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Switch focus

When the writer changes focus from one character to another. From what a character is thinking to what a character is doing

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Cyclical structure

A story ends in a similar way to how to begins. This can be from the setting/ character action etc.

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Climax

The most exciting part of the story

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Anti-climax

Not exciting

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Rising action

The tension of the story builds up to the climax

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Falling action

The mood of the story starts to fall away

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Empathize

To understand and share some else's feeling

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First-person perspective

The point of view pf 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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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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Connotation

The underlying idead and feelings suggested by a word

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Narrative writting

Creative writing

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Dialogue,characters are speaking as the narrative begins, opening effects

The reader is thrown straight in, without orientation or warning

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Description, sets the scene or describes a character, opening effect

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

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Character,introduces a character's thoughts, opening effect

Gives the reader someone to empathise with or image straightaway

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Mystery, an intriguing event or question is set up, opening effect

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

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Thematic statement, indicates what ideas or themes will be significant, opening effect

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

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Action, a physical description of something happening, opening effect

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