Direct discourse

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Prince, Gerald. ''Dictionary of Narratology'' University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 2003.
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Prince, Gerald. ''Dictionary of Narratology''

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Direct discourse refers to the quoted words of a character given by the narrator.

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Definition

Direct discourse and its counterpart, indirect discourse, both deal with the way a narrator captures the words of a character. Direct discourse makes an effort at mimesis, attempting to represent exactly what a character says--this many times involves narrator commentary in between and surrounding the speech. Sometimes referred to as "direct speech."

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Critical Debates

{is the term contested, challenged, defined differently, etc.?}

Related Terms

discourse, indirect discourse, free indirect discourse

References

Prince, Gerald. Dictionary of Narratology

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