Narrative Technique:



Definition:

The style of telling the "story". Concentrate on the order of events and on their detail in evaluating a writer's technique.


Examples:
-In Great Expections and Jane Eyre, "Bronte and Dickens have similar narrative techniques. Both describe events from the point of view of a narrator remembering the past, and in both works, the narrator's present ideas concerning past events surface."

-Flashback, general term for altering time sequences, taking characters back to the beginning of the tale, for instance.

-Panoramic Technique: author can get necessary exposition out of the way and concentrate on the story's dramatic events.





Works Cited:


Page made by: M. Hernandez

- Ansay, Serra. "Narrative Technique in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations." The Victorian Web. 2 Apr 2007 <http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/structure.html>.
-"Flashback." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 3 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashback>.
-"Narrative Technique." MHS Composition Guide. 3 Apr 2007 <http://www.ci.maryville.tn.us/mhs/studyskills/CompGuide/LitAnaNarrTech.htm>.