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Transcript of SUSPENSE
Write about the most suspenseful
you've ever seen or
you've ever read.
1. What made it so suspenseful?
2. How did the suspense make you feel?
The anxiety/nervousness that we feel when we're wondering what will happen next.
: Stress, worry, fear
WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?
-Author uses it in the
to build up your emotions as the story nears its highest point of emotion (
-Our emotions (
anxiety, curiousity, nervousness, fear, excitement, etc.)
make us want to keep reading.
Speeding up or slowing down the pace of the rising action
Makes reader feel anxious (impatient to find out what is going to happen next.)
Giving hints or clues as to what will happen next
to find out whether or not your predictions are right.
Having a main character face
Makes reader feel
An author/director can create
using 3 techniques.
As you watch, figure out when, exactly, the director changes the
of the action.
it down or
-How does the change of pace make you
Silence of the lambs
As you watch, identify the
that the director introduces to make you guess what will happen next.
-Does he/she intentionally show/tell you something?
-How does the foreshadowing make you
As you watch, look for the moment in which the
faces a life-threatening physical conflict.
-Against whom/what does he/she struggle? Over what?
-How does the danger make you feel?
by Roald Dahl
-Identify Dahl's use of the
three modes of suspense
(pacing, foreshadowing, danger)
Bonus: American Sniper
Bonus: Captain Phillips