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What is a linear structure?

A text that is in chronological order.

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What is a non-linear structure?

A text that is in non-chronological order.

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What is a motif?

A repeated idea/object/image in a text.

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What is foreshadowing?

A warning or hint of a future event.

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What is a cyclical structure?

A narrative that starts and ends in the same place.

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What does it mean when a text zooms in?

The writer focuses on something big (e.g. setting) and then moves closer to a small detail.

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What does it mean when a text zooms out?

A writer starts by describing something small and then moves out to describe something big.

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What is focusing?

Where the writer points the attention of the reader. This changes throughout the passage.

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What is introducing?

When a character or idea is first mentioned.

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What is developing?

As we are give more information, we learn more about a character or situation.

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What is changing?

A writer will change the focus throughout the course of the opening by introducing a new character or event.

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What is concluding?

Where the examiner has chosen to end the extract will usually indicate a kind of conclusion.