What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples


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Flashback is defined as?

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1. Authors use flashbacks as a means of adding?

2. When using a flashback, what type of information is the reader given?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Flashbacks are a common literary device, and have been used in all different forms of storytelling. In this quiz, you'll be asked to know what flashbacks are, as well as their reason and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on flashbacks is meant to assess your understanding of:

  • The definition of a flashback
  • Why authors use flashbacks
  • Information given through flashbacks
  • The definition of a dream sequence
  • How memories relate to flashbacks

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information in the lesson on flashbacks in literature
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have learned about the use of flashbacks in stories and books
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer flashback-related questions

Additional Learning

Want to know more about flashbacks? Watch the lesson What is a Flashback in Literature? Definition & Examples to learn:

  • How to identify flashbacks
  • Different forms of flashbacks
  • Examples of flashbacks in famous literature