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Narrative Devices

A Brief Guide to Several Narrative Devices

Greg Rhyno

on 14 August 2013

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Transcript of Narrative Devices

Narrative Devices
A hint of potential
action in the story.
A recounting of events that
occur before the current narrative.
The condition of being uncertain about
an outcome or decision, or the feeling that
results from this uncertainty.
Anything that stands in to figuratively
represent something else.
An often humorous or strange situation in which the opposite of what would be expected happens in a way that is oddly appropriate.
Situational Irony
A speaker communicates an apparently sincere message, but in reality, a very different or opposite message is the intended effect.
Verbal Irony
Sometimes authors will use literary techniques to add significance to their stories.
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