English Language Structural Analysis

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prolepsis

flashforward

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analepsis

flashback

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achronological storytelling

when the order if the events in a story is not the order they happened in real life

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perspective shift

first person, second person, third person

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structural foreshadowing

when a plot point is hinted at through structure

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structural repetition

when any structure is repeated, e.g. long paragraph after long paragraph

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frame narrative

telling you the story that happened in the past until their current position, e.g. this is how I ended up here…

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circular narrative

the story ends where it began, either exactly, or with the same theme

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reveal

surprise information

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plot twist

unexpected change in the direction of a story

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cliff hanger

not being told how a story ends

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juxtaposition

contrast of structure, e.g. alternating between short and long paragraphs

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change of pace

noticeable change in the pace of how the information is delivered

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in media res

“in the middle of things”- when a story opens in the middle of a story, with a lot of action

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change in tense

for example, half in present, half in past

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paralleling

two characters living parallel lives, and the story goes back and forth between them, for example

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