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Literary devices

Inspector calls

Contrasts Opposites between characters such as Birling and the Inspector.
Dramatic irony The audience know something the character doesn't.
Cliffhanger. The audience will have to wait
sound effects Noises to make the play more real or to signify something in the plot.
Twist in the tale Twist in the story often at the end
Dramatic pause Pause in conversation or action for added drama
Repetition The characters repeat themselves as people do to make the dialogue more real.
Interruptions and gasps Characters speak unexpectedly to stop them saying too much
Fluency The characters have long and short lines to reflect their personality or character.
pace long and short lines create pace within the play.
Stage directions (Priestly indicates the tone of a scene and how the scene should be played)
foreshadowing The audience have a hint about what is going to happen
Symbolism characters or events reflect a particular symbol. Birling = capitalism
Created by: Agnew Kathleen1