Narrative Devices:



Definition:
This term describes the tools of the story teller (also used in non fiction), such as ordering events so that they build to a climatic moment or withholding information until a crucial or appropriate moment when revealing it creates a desired effect. On the essay exam this term may also apply to biographical and autobiographical writing.

Examples: SONS

-Foreshadowing, hinting at events to occur later.
--In Romeo & Juliet the two main characters both state early on that they would rather die than not be together.

-Personification -the use of comparative metaphors and similes to give human-like characteristics to non-human objects.

-Plot twist is a change ("twist") in the direction or expected outcome of the plot of a film or novel.
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-Suspense or tension is the feeling of uncertainty and interest about the outcome of certain actions -- most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work.

-Dialogue is a reciprocal conversation between two or more persons
--"Alex," my mother asked, "what were your activities and pursuits at your middle school today?"
--"I had a full day of activities, Mother. My teachers were stimulating, and my English class was especially delightful."






Works Cited:


Page made by: M. Hernandez

- Siegel, Kristi. "Using Dialogue Effectively...." Dialogue. Mount Mary College. 3 Apr 2007 <http://www.kristisiegel.com/dialogue.html>.
-"Literary Technique." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 3 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_technique>.
-"Foreshadowing." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 3 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreshadowing>.