flashback - A vision or memory of the past., zoom out - To move away from looking at something closer up, to a wider view., cliffhanger - Features a main character in a precarious or difficult dilemma, or confronted with a shocking revelation at the end of an episode of serialized fiction., shift of focus - This is when the writer changes what the focus is on, as the text develops., climax - The most intense, exciting, or important point of something., foreshadowing - Hints or clues about the ending hidden at an earlier stage in the text., beginning - The opening sentences and its impact in setting the scene., listing - A number of connected items written one after the other., middle - The centre of the text, often where the main ideas are presented., dialogue - A conversation between two or more people., end - The conclusion of a text., motif - A recurring element in a story., repetition - A device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer., character - Refers to each person/animal in the extract., juxtaposition - Placing two things next to each other in order to compare or contrast between them.,

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