Suspense Techniques

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing
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SUSPENSE TECHNIQUES Review from Grade 8

Foreshadowing • Foreshadowing – hints about what will happen in the future

Cliffhanger • leaving the reader guessing at an emotional high point in the story

Mystery • an unusual set of circumstances

Moral Dilemma • a choice between two undesirable alternatives

Flashback • learning what occurred in the past to lead up to the present

See-saw • a sequence of favorable and unfavorable events

Vigil • a long wait – the reader must wait until the end to find out what happens

Indeterminate Ending • not being sure what the end result was

Reference to the Supernatural • reference to, or being above or beyond what is natural

Dangerous Situations • character is uneasy, and is put in a place of potential danger

Equality of Forces • strengths and weaknesses are equal between potential forces

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