Literary technique
A literary technique (also known as literary device) refers to methods authors use to convey what they want. This distinguishes them from literary elements, which exist inherently in literature.
Point of view
Point of view or Points of View or POV may refer to:
Red herring (narrative)
A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or characters towards a false concl...
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List of The Simpsons couch gags
The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by it...
Ab ovo
Ab ovo (Latin: "from the beginning, the origin, the egg") is a reference to one of the twin eggs from which Helen of Troy was born. The eggs were laid by Leda after mating with Zeus disguised as a swa...
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Roman à tiroirs
A roman à tiroirs (French for "novel with/made of drawers") is a French term for a novel in which the principal or main narrative (or "frame story") is interrupted by secondary narratives (involving s...
Doctor Who
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC from 1963 to the present day. The programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoi...
Kenny McCormick
Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick (sometimes spelled as McKormick) is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park.Kenny McCormick is one of the main characters along with his friends S...
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Mexican jumping bean
Mexican jumping beans (also known as Frijoles saltarines), native to Mexico, are seed pods that have been inhabited by the larva of a small moth (Cydia deshaisiana). The "bean", usually tan to brown i...
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Third-person omniscient narrative
Narration is the use of—or the particularly chosen methodology or process (also called the narrative mode) of using—a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. Narrati...
First-person narrative
A first-person narrative is a story narrated from the first-person perspective: the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves. In films, videos, or video games, a first-pe...
Ellipsis (narrative device)
Ellipsis, often represented in text as "...", is the narrative device of omitting a portion of the sequence of events, allowing the reader to fill in the narrative gaps. Aside from its literary use, t...
Ziran
Ziran (Chinese: 自然; pinyin: zìrán; Wade–Giles : tzu-jen; Korean: 자연; Japanese: 自然 (じねん・しぜん, jinen shizen)) is a key concept in Daoism that literally means "self ...
Fanon (fiction)
In fiction, canon is the material accepted as part of the story in an individual fictional universe. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction. The alternative term...
Unseen character
An unseen character or invisible character is a fictional character referred to but never directly observed by the audience. They are characters that are "heard of, but never heard from". They are con...
Suspense
Suspense is a feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment. The term...
Redshirt (character)
A "redshirt" is a stock character in fiction who dies soon after being introduced. The term originates from the original Star Trek (1966–69) television series in which the red-shirted security personn...
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Breaking character
In theatre, breaking character occurs when an actor slips out of character, often behaving as their actual self. This is a more acceptable occurrence while in the process of rehearsal but is considere...
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Sexposition
In visual media such as film and television, sexposition is the practice of providing exposition against a backdrop of sex or nudity. The Financial Times defined sexposition as "keeping viewers hooked...
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Surprise factor
The surprise factor is a technique used in storytelling to produce a visceral reaction from the audience. It is created by telling a story in a way which creates a certain perception of events which ...
Shoulder angel
A shoulder angel is a plot device used for either dramatic or humorous effect in animation and comic strips (and occasionally in live-action television). The angel represents conscience and is often a...
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Stream of unconsciousness (narrative mode)
In literary criticism, stream of unconsciousness is a narrative mode that portrays an individual's point of view by transcribing the author's unconscious dialogue or somniloquy during sleep, in connec...
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Youth Without Youth (film)
Youth Without Youth is a 2007 fantasy drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella of the same name by Romanian author Mircea Eliade. It was the first film that Copp...
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Presentational and representational acting
Presentational acting and the related representational acting are critical terms used within theatre aesthetics and criticism. Due to the same terms being applied to certain approaches to acting that ...
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