English Language Representations of speech in Literary texts

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There are differences between spoken and written dialogue

In spoken dialogue, the interaction is between the speaker and listener

In written dialogue, the interaction is between the reader, author, and character

Written dialogue needs to replace the para-linguistic features with writing and it is also a representation of the character

Direct speech or thought

  • reports someones actual words
  • there is a reporting verb which can give extra information
  • can add adverbs or prepositional phrases to give extra information
  • the author is shown…


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