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Diegesis is a recounting of events in the words of a narrator.

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Diegesis is a recounting of events in the words of a narrator.



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"Diegesis summarizes events and conversations. In such a summary the voice of the narrator will always come through. He colors narrated events, which are therefore no longer directly available" (Herman and Vervaeck 14). -Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck, Handbook of Narrative Analysis'

"Narrator describes what happened in his/her own words (or recounts what characters think and feel, without quotation)" (Martin 124). Wallace Martin, Recent Theories of Narrative

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