Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Literature Glossary

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Suspense

Definition:

You don't have to have heard the Jaws theme to know what we're talking about. Although that can only help (freak you out). Suspense is the building of tension that makes you want to turn the page (sometimes while cringing).

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