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SIGNPOSTS
point you in the direction of the
story’s meaning.
Contrast and Contradiction

A sharp contrast between what we
would expect and what we observe
the character doing; a sharp contrast
in wording that seems to contradict
itself
Again and Again

Events, images, or particular words
that recur over a portion of the novel
Memory Moment

A recollection by a character that
interrupts the forward progress of the
story; a flashback by the narrator
giving the reader a scene prior to the
action of the story
What do you see?
What does it mean?
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SIGNPOSTS
point you in the direction of the
story’s meaning.
Aha Moment

A character’s realization of something
that shifts his/her actions or
understanding of himself, others, or
the world around him; a revelation of
the narrator that changes the reader’s
perception of something important
Tough Questions

Questions a character or the narrator
raises that reveal inner struggles or
potential struggles
Words to the Wiser

The advice or insight a wiser character
or the narrator offers about life
What do you see?
What does it mean?
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