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Reflecting on an Experience

22.1 Reflective Vocabulary

Vocab Words


Reflection A rhetorical gesture by which an author looks back, through the diegetic gap, to demonstrate knowledge or understanding gained from the subject on which they are reflecting. May also include consideration of the impact of that past subject on the author’s future—“looking back in order to look forward.”
Diegetic Gap From “diegesis,” the temporal distance between a first person narrator narrating and the same person acting in the plot events. i.e., the space between author-as-author and author-as-character.


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Expression and Inquiry by Christopher Manning; Sally Pierce; and Melissa Lucken is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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