Indirect discourse

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

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Indirect discourse, as opposed to direct discourse, presents a characters speech or thoughts in the third person.

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Definition

Indirect discourse typically involves some sort of qualifying information about a characters speech or thoughts as opposed to merely the reproduction of them, which is the job of direct discourse. Indirect discourse can also include narrator's commentary, or a more complete attempt to capture and/or interpret the mood or manner of the character's speech instead of the speech only. Third person pronouns are a strong indicator of indirect discourse.

Examples

Critical Debates

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

Related Terms

discourse

direct discourse

free indirect discourse

References

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

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