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Tension And Suspense

Literature (in English) Preparation for Test March 27 2009

Where can you find tension and suspense? Settings, Lightings, Sound effects, Character conflict, language
Lighting; how does it play a part? Lack of lighting/colour of lighting
Settings; in what ways does it complement? description of time, place and environment to complement the atmosphere created
Internal conflict refers to the sense of conflict within a chracter such as the character's struggle with a particular issue or his feelings of fear in a specific situation, description of fear on his physical self
Sound effects Lack of sounds/ description of sounds that affects our impression of the setting (by description and choice of the author's words as well.)
Language Repition of words/short abrupt sentences/concentration of "I"s/negative words
First person and present tense creates sense of urgency as well as immediacy of the moment;powerful tool; makes readers feel more involved; know the narrators thoughts and actions; can tell how frightened and paranoid he is
External conflict deals with the character's visible,outer struggle with another character.
Created by: Perpetua