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tenses

past, present, future

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time

beginning, middle, end ] shifts in time

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chronological

arranged in order of time of occurrence

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Flashback/Flashforward

an interruption in the present action to show what happened earlier or later

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characters

dialogue - how they speak

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setting

where and when the story takes place

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dual narrative

form of storytelling which is narrated from two different perspectives

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cyclical structure

story ends where it began

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narrative viewpoint

the perspective that a text is written from

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narrative voice

the attitude, personality or character of the narrator as it is revealed through dialogue or descriptive and narrative commentary

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narrator

the person who tells the story

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1st/2nd/3rd person

point of view that is divided into three voices. 1st person = talking about yourself (I, we), 2nd person = talking to someone (you, y'all), 3rd person = talking about someone (he, she, they).

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multiple narrators

the story is told by more than one person.

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