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  Flashback (literary technique) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In literature and film, a flashback (also called analepsis) takes the narrative back in time from the point the story has reached, to recount events that happened before and give the "back-story." Analepsis allows a narrative's discourse to re-order the story by "flashing back" to an earlier point in the story.
Flashbacks were also used in Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive.
In a story if flashbacks are presented non-chronologically it can be ambiguous what is the present of the story: if flashbacks are extensive and in chronological order, one can also say that these form the present of the story, while the rest of the story consists of flash forwards.
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 Literary technique - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Literary technique is distinguished from literary genre as military tactics are from military strategy.
In this way, use of a technique can lead to the development of a new genre, as was the case with one of the first modern novels, Pamela by Samuel Richardson, which by using the epistolary technique gave birth to the epistolary novel.
Second-person narrative, a technique in which the main character is the reader, and the narrator is telling the reader what he or she is doing or did.
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 Glossar englischer Fachbegriffe
Literary period between 1700 and 1770, characterised by a strong belief in the powers of human reason and clear thought.
Literary conviction that expression determines form and therefore dominates it, which means that any of the formal rules and elements of writing can be distorted to suit the needs of an author.
Literary period since the late 19th century when the writers freed themselves from established forms of literature and their restrictions and conventions.
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 Flashback - TheBestLinks.com - FLASHBACK, Author, Computer game, Drug, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As in film, a flashback in literature is a technique which takes the narrative back in time from the point the story has reached, to recount events that happened before and give the "back-story." It was used extensively by author Ford Madox Ford.
Flashbacks are often reported years after a subject was exposed to the drug or trauma.
Flashback is also the name of a (highly) controversial Swedish media group (flashback.se, flashback.net, flashback.org) run by Jan Axelsson.
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 Flashback - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flashback (literary technique), any scene or episode which takes the narrative back in time from the point the story has reached, to recount events that happened before and give the back-story.
Flashback (comic book character), a name used by two separate characters (Gardner Monroe, from Alpha Flight, and Sara Quinones, from the Blood Syndicate), both of whom had superpowers related to small-scale time travel
Flashback, a song on Ministry's 1988 breakthrough album The Land of Rape and Honey.
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 Literary Devices
Most literary elements can be derived from any and all texts; for example, every story has a theme, every story has a setting, every story has a conflict, every story is written from a particular point-of-view, etc. In order to be discussed legitimately, literary elements must be specifically identified for that text.
An author’s use of a literary technique usually occurs with a single word or phrase, or a particular group of words or phrases, at one single point in a text.
Literary terms refers to the words themselves with which we identify and describe literary elements and techniques.
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 Literary Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Onomatopoeia is a literary technique involving the use of words in which the sound of the word suggests or imitates its meaning.
Repetition is a literary technique that involves repeating a word or phrase for emphasis, or    to create a rhythm, or particular emotional effect.
Rhyme is a literary technique involving the repetition of the same or similar sounds.
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 Literary Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
flashback - A section in a literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from an earlier time.
The writer may present the flashback as a character's memory or recollection or as a dream or daydream.
irony is the literary technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions.
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 Literary Terms and Definitions F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
FLASHBACK: A method of narration in which present action is temporarily interrupted so that the reader can witness past events--usually in the form of a character's memories, dreams, narration, or even authorial commentary (such as saying, "But back when King Arthur had been a child.
Flashback allows an author to fill in the reader about a place or a character, or it can be used to delay important details until just before a dramatic moment.
Probably the most famous franklin in literary history is Chaucer's Franklin, whose lavish displays of generosity in the General Prologue are only matched by his blatant attempts to flatter the Knight (through complimenting the Knight's son, the Squire) and his attempt to redefine the qualities of nobility later in the Canterbury Tales.
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 Lit 101
Literary critics have never agreed whether catharsis means that members of an audience thus learn to avoid the evil and destructive emotions of a tragic hero or that their inner conflicts are quieted by an opportunity to expend pity and fear upon such a protagonist.
In the so-called fine arts (painting, sculpture, etc.), it involves techniques in which forms derived from nature are exaggerated or distorted and in which colors are intensified to express emotion.
Fantasy is applied to a literary work the action of which occurs in a nonexistent and unreal world (such as fairyland) and to a selection that involves incredible characters (as Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird does).
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 Glossary of Literary Terms
dramatic monologue (dra-MA-tik mon'-O-lôg): a literary device that is used when a character reveals his or her innermost thoughts and feelings, those that are hidden throughout the course of the story line, through a poem or a speech.
flashback: an interruption of the chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) of an event of earlier occurrence.
A flashback is a narrative technique that allows a writer to present past events during current events, in order to provide background for the current narration.
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 Literary Terms
Personification: A literary device in which the author elevates an animal, object, or idea to the level of human such that it takes on the characteristics of a human personality.
Romanticism: A literary movement with an emphasis on the imagination and emotions.
Satire: A literary technique in which ideas or customs are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society.
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 A Handbook of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A literary technique that involves interruption of the chronological sequence of events by interjection of scenes or events of earlier occurrence.
Flashbacks are used mainly in works of fiction for a variety of reasons.
One chief reason for using flashbacks is to reveal the deep-seated motivations driving a character.
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 Language Arts Glossary
A prewriting technique in which students, either alone or in groups, jot down all words or phrases that come to mind on a topic to expand the range of available ideas, to solve a problem or to clarify a concept.
A literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule.
A literary technique in which ideas, customs, behaviors or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society.
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 SJEKANATAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He was as prolific a writer as he was an avid reader of all new material in literary advancement that he could lay his hands upon.
To do this in a very short story, the author has recourse to a technique which is not intrinsic to either the art form of the genre or the traditional linear chronological development of the narrative.
flashback of the dialogue between Ponnaiya and Visalatchi in the third, and between Paramalinkam and Ponnaiya in the fourth scene, attest to the disjointed nature of traditional expected development of the story.
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 A Glossary of Literary Terms
A work designed to ridicule a style, literary form, or subject matter either by treating the exalted in a trivial way or by discussing the trivial in exalted terms (that is, with mock dignity).
Second, there is pressure in the literary community to throw out all standards as the nihilism of the late 20th century makes itself felt in the literature departments of the universities.
Irony is the most common and most efficient technique of the satirist, because it is an instrument of truth, provides wit and humor, and is usually at least obliquely critical, in that it deflates, scorns, or attacks.
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 Flash Essay by Janet Eilber -- Martha Graham
By pioneering techniques that were not only new to dance but new to theater, she gave her audiences radical, disconcerting new perspectives on myths that had been comfortably part of our lives and psyches.
She took this even further in the 1943 "Deaths and Entrances," incorporating the literary technique of stream of consciousness -- shuffling events of the past, present and future with real and imagined characters in an unveiling of the lead character's brooding subconscious.
Finally, by the use of flashback and premonition, she broke the chain of events in the unfolding of a narrative, reshaping the sequence of time, marrying the memory of the past with the hope or dread of the future.
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 Flashback - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Flashback (Voyager episode), an episode of the television show Star Trek: Voyager.
Flashback (media group) is a Swedish media group hosting Scandinavias largest undergorund forum and the newly founded International version.
Flashback (band), several musical bands that usually play an Oldies or similiar format.
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 Gale Group - Free Resources - Lit Central - Glossary
Using such techniques as stream of consciousness writing and jazz-influenced free Verseand focusing on unusual or abnormal states of mind — generated by religious ecstasy or the use of drugs — the Beat writers aimed to create works that were unconventional in both form and subject matter.
The technique is very common in Elizabethan works, and can be an integral part of the plot or simply a brief event designed to break the tension of the scene.
Flashback techniques are often used in films, where they are typically set off by a gradual changing of one picture to another.
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 WILLA Volume 8 - In Search of Janie: Tracking Character Development and Literary Elements in "Their Eyes Were Watching ...
Along with those literary aspects of the book, we also value discussions about women's roles in society: ways they are silenced, ways they use their silence, their ability to control their destinies, and their ability to learn from past experiences.
Her literary techniques, though, set the mood for contemplation and internalization of her messages about a woman's place in society and a woman's self-concept.
We look for admirable traits and problem solving techniques Janie uses when she is victimized by circumstance or by the men who try to control her, situations in which many of my students could find themselves involved in both work and personal relationships.
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 Glossary of Literary Terms
These literary works were very popular during the Renaissance in Europe in the late 14th century and the Neoclassical period, which began after the Restoration in 1660.
By understanding flashbacks, the reader is able to receive more details about the current narration by filling in the details about the past.
Gothic (goth-IK): a literary style popular during the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th.
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 literary devices
In addition to considering the elements of a short story we need to understand the various literary devices that an author may use.
These literary devices guide our interpretation and help us to better understand the story’s complexities and overall meaning.
FLASHBACK: This is a writers’ technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to recreate an incident of an earlier time (goes back in time; like giving the reader a memory).
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 Sarah Lawrence College - Writing: Writing Courses
Designed to increase students’ facility with technique and to provide opportunities for free writing, they will be based on the readings and on values and issues emerging from the students’ work.
This yearlong fiction workshop is intended for writers who are dealing with specific questions of place in their fiction, that is, are working or want to work on stories dealing with characters and situations from a particular cultural, geographical, or historical setting.
This workshop will examine the way the private, the personal (a mode of literary expression in which private experience is transformed into literary experience), and the impersonal interact in a successful poem, and by their interaction embody the consciousness of the poet, and of his or her time.
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 Free Term Papers, Free Essays Papers, and Reports - "Death of a Salesman "
All of these literary techniques have added a tremendous amount to Death of a Salesman and many others of his works.
One literary technique that Miller used well in Death of a Salesman is foreshadowing.
The flashbacks he uses are, at first, a confusing part of the play, but, when read over, only enhance the powerful messages told in it.
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 Literary Terms
A literary ballad was a favorite form of the Romantic period.
flashback: a scene in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem that interrupts the chronological action and provides information about the past.
The theme can take the form of a brief and meaningful insight or a comprehensive vision of life; it may be a single idea such as "progress" (in many Victorian works), "order and duty" (in many early Roman works), "seize-the-day" (in many late Roman works), or "jealousy" (in Shakespeare's Othello).
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 Glossary of Useful Terms
Comparison is an expository writing technique that examines the similarities between objects or ideas, whereas contrast focuses on differences.
Flashback is a technique used mainly in narrative writing that enables the author to present scenes or conversations that took place prior to the beginning of the story.
I just coasted along letting things happen to me."); omniscient, a third-person technique in which the narrator knows everything and can even see into the minds of the various characters ("As a high school student in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she never planned.
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