Part One: Description, Narration, and Reflection 84 mood the emotional dimension which a reader experiences while encountering a text. Compare with tone. multimedia / multigenre a term describing a text that combines more than one media and/or more than one genre (e.g., an essay with embedded images; a portfolio with essays, poetry, and comic strips; a mixtape with song reviews). narration a rhetorical mode involving the construction and relation of stories. Typically integrates description as a technique. narrative pacing the speed with which a story progresses through plot events. Can be influenced by reflective and descriptive writing. narrative scope the boundaries of a narrative in time, space, perspective, and focus. narrative sequence the order of events included in a narrative. plot the events included within the scope of a narrative. point-of-view the perspective from which a story is told, determining both grammar (pronouns) and perspective (speaker’s awareness of events, thoughts, and circumstances). round character a character who is thoroughly characterized and dimensional, detailed with attentive description of their traits and behaviors. Contrast with flat character. static character a character who remains the same throughout the narrative. Contrast with dynamic character. tone the emotional register of the text. Compare with mood.