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Group 5: In Medias: Exposition, Flashback, Narrative Pace Brooke Campbell
Medias “in the middle of things”; the technique of beginning a story in the middle of the action. Ex:The Odyssey, starts off with most of Odysseus’ journey already finished, so the story is told in flashblacks
Exposition The use of authorial discussion to explain or summarize background material rather than revealing this information through gradual narrative detail. For example, "Susan was angry when she left the house and climbed into her car outside.“ That sentence is telling the reader about Susan, i.e., using exposition.
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.
Narrative Pace Narrative pace is the rate at which a story moves. example, if the author takes several pages to describe the setting, the narrative pace is slow. Punctuation and word choice also can speed up or slow down the narrative pace. Narrative pace is NOT what is actually happening. For example, during an action scene, the narrative pace is not neccesarily faster- you're only more motivated to read faster. However, using accessible vocab (instead of really long words) during such scenes can help speed up the narrative pace.