Structure

Looking at a text through the perspective of literary critical analysis, the structure is predominantly the shape of a text: questions to ask include:

Who is the narrator and is there more than one?

Does the poem have rhyme?

Are there motifs and other repeated features?

What use does the playwright make of entrances and exits?

Is the sequence of events chronological?

Looking at structure from the linguistic point of view is rather different: one might for instance consider to what degree the shape of the language used determines, or is the result of, ideology.

See other literary terms

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