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Examples of flashbacks

Does anybody have an examples of flashbacks?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:26
Question?

If the speaker of the book is remembering a flashback, But is not his own ( but a story he recalls from a while ago ) would it still be considered a flashback?

This would be from " Murder on the Orient Express" where Poriot remembers the Armstrong kidnapping case. In chapter 8

Please help1 The project is due tomorrow!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:13
simply put ;)

A flashback is when someone remembers something that happened to them in the past...
1. you've probably done it when you were trying to figure something out or...
2. if your crying, flashbacks are usually what make you cry harder or...
3. if you watch tv and the character thinks back to a time in the past...
It's really simple if you think about it!
Hope this helps :)
~K.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:23
Lol

I like that

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:06
what is the significance

What is the significance when an author uses vivid description in flashback than in the rest of the narration like in Mistress of Spices if anyone has read it?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:00
An example of flashbacks

Um...i watched the movie, Inception. It's awesome how the director arranged flashbacks of the protagonist, in certain part of the movie, which really engages the audience and gives a clearer background of the movie :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:45
not in real life?

can people have flashbacks in real life?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:02
sort of

A flashback is a way of showing a character's vivid memory in literature or film. Sometimes when people have vivid memories, they call them "flashbacks," but "flashback" technically refers to a way a writer can show the reader or watcher that a character is having a vivid memory.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:36
ya

if you talk about things that happpend along time ago, its considerd a flashback
:) YOLO

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:40
Many film directors as well

Many film directors as well as writers use Flashbacks to increase the curiosity of its followers. It gives the readers or viewers an idea about the past history of the characters involved and so you can keep the readers engaged in the book or the movie. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:01
Andrew Shimmers

Flashback is also very important in literary pieces to show some background the current situation of characters. Keep it up!

http://www.literarymovies.com

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 05:50
Good example

Phineas and Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmerts (however you spell that) constantly has flashbacks, practically in every episode!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 05:37
OMG!

so true! good point:)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:42
I know, right!

And just so you know, it's spelled "Doofenshmirtz."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 13:35
i need an example

can i please have an example from like in a movie im not sure i still understand

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 01:07
Willy Wonka

In the recent Willy Wonka movie (2005), Willy has an abundance of flashbacks (mostly of his father who is ironically a dentist) that explains why he is so into chocolate and candy in the present. They even use humor in the movie such as quotes as this:

Willy Wonka: I'm sorry, I was having a flashback.
Mr. Salt: I see.
Mr. Teavee: These flashbacks happen often?
Willy Wonka: Increasingly... today.

Quote from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367594/quotes

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:43
Thank You

That really helped with English homework. Thank you so much!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:39
Excellent

Really good example it truly helped.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:10
hooooooooo.5

now,THAT is a very good example.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:09
great website

i agree. this is a great website.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 20:39
I agree as well

It is an incredible website.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 05:54
english

this is awesome

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:49
People having flashback

Why do people do it???????

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 23:08
To relate something with

To relate something with something deeper and make it more effective to readers

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 21:36
awesome website

helps a lot with english homework

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 03:44
NiCE JOB!

What a helpful website this is! Great Job everyone! You have done a wonderful help for us students! Keep it up (:

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:00
Copy and Paste <3

So everyone in my English class is always so amazed at how our teacher keeps giving us these worksheets about literary terms, and they're ones that we've never heard of. I stumble on this site, and all the definitions and examples are exactly the same as the ones on the sheets. Copy and Paste baby, copy and paste <3

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 23:40
true!

haha so true everyone does copy paste

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 04:59
cool stuff!!!!!!!!!!

English is becoming more and more interesting:))))

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:34
nice

wasn't it always interesting?:)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:58
Flash Forward

In the book I'm reading, there are little excerpts from the future at the end of each chapter, and the main story line eventually catches up the the excerpts. Would this be considered a flash forward or what would it be called otherwise?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 01:45
that as far as I know would

that as far as I know would be foreshadowing

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:33
Foreshadowing vs Flashforward

I don't think foreshadowing would be quite the right term in that case. I think flashforward actually works better

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 04:26
Amazing!

I love this website! Having the example really helps understand it more!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 19:53
YAY

Helpful for homework. Nice website :) Gosh there's so many I've never heard of here...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 23:15
Nub

LOL kid.

Do your own homework. Gf.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:49
this is not the kind of

this is not the kind of defintion maybe you could make it mor specific my homework says falshback:puts a scene in the story that will _______________________ the sequence or events to show somthing that happend in the past? what is in the blank i look over the defifntion like 30 time and i still have no clue :(

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 00:58
Maybe

Influence....

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 13:36
RE: this is not the kind of

Puts a scene in the story that will -help the reader better understand- the sequence or events to show something that happened in the past.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 04:13
that will PAUSE the sequence

that will PAUSE the sequence of events to show something that happened in the past

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 19:05

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