L. Arts Mini-Spark #48: Literary Device (Flashbacks)

When it comes to writing, you always want to be learning more. Why? Because the more you know, the better your writing will be. There’s are many literary devices writers can use (watch for future posts), but do not try to use every single literary device in a single piece. For this mini-spark, we will focus on Flashbacks.

Flashbacks in literature are when the narrator goes back in time for a specific scene or chapter in order to give more context for the story. Oftentimes, we see flashbacks in books where the past greatly impacts the present or as a way to start a story off on an interesting note.

Watch this clip for Ratatouille where food critic, Anton Ego flashes back to his childhood.

Think about what Anton Ego experienced while having a flashback. Have you ever tasted or smelled something and experienced a flashback. Tell us about it in the comments!

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