Struggling with your prescribed literature?
Our Literature Study Guides provide insights and analysis of themes and characters and includes guidelines for writing your exam.
an effect in which one shot moves across the screen and over another shot as though it were being pulled across the screen by a huge vertical line. The wipe is usually used in credit sequences at the beginning or end of films rather than in the film itself. A wipe in the middle of a film would be used only for a deliberate effect and would be noticeable to the viewer as the technique being used is very obvious.
events that take place in a story, either in literature or film. Action describes what...
in literature: the attitude and influence of the writer, evident in the feel of the writing.
a style of writing and speaking that sensationalises events, e.g. As the blood-stained housewife...
a unit of meter or unit of rhythm. See meter and rhythm.
a word or phrase that derives from another word or word root, e.g. quickly from quick.