Free indirect discourse

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Revision as of 23:47, 16 May 2008

Free indirect discourse is a way of representing a characters speech or thought by combining direct discourse with narratorial commentary.

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Definition

Free indirect speech, free indirect discourse involves both a character's speech and the narrator's comments or presentation, or direct discourse and indirect discourse. Famously utilized by James Joyce, free indirect discourse is a more comprehensive method of representation--one which many times makes indistinguishable the thoughts of the narrator and the thoughts of a character. Thus, the method typically privileges the past tense, yet cannot be discerned through merely grammatical indicators.

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Related Terms

discourse, direct discourse, indirect discourse

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