Flashcards in Structure Techniques Deck (10)
What is linear/cyclical structure?
A structure of a story that starts with something from the end of the story and ends with something form the start of the story. E.g. A hero dying at the start and the end
Think of it as a circle
A technique that takes the story from one time to another, in the future or in the past
Used if there is a time jump in the story or when a character is remembering/talking about the past or recalling a memory
The perspective that the story is told from. Who it is told from, first or third person or when/where it is told from
Zoom in/Zoom out
Used to really emphasise or focus on something, someone or a person's actions
Different sentence lengths can be used for different situations. Eg. If a lot of adjectives need to be in one sentence, then the writer would use a longer sentence. Or when there is suspense, the writer would use short sentences.
Used when the characters want to communicate or express feelings to the reader(like a diary entry or a monologue)
Used in a story when something goes wrong, like a climax, death or sacrifice
The author gives human emotions to things like nature or inanimate objects