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Homodiegetic narrator
A narrator who's also the story's protagonist, e.g Amir in The Kite Runner
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Heterodiegetic narrator
Narrator who doesn't take part in the story.
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Extradiegetic narrator
Narrator who's outside the story's universe.
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Intradiegetic narrator
Narrator who's inside the story's universe.
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Focalizer
The character whose story is told, and whose perspective it's told from. E.g Amir in The Kite Runner
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Spatial point of view
Physical position of narrator in relation to surroundings
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Perspective
How a character interprets events, other characters, setting etc
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Direct speech
Where speech is reported by repeating actual words of the speaker, e.g “[I’m so angry”, he said.
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Indirect speech
Where speech is reported without quoting the speaker, e.g “He said he was angry.”
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Free indirect speech
Form of indirect speech; speaker doesn’t use a reporting clause.
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Narrative report of a speech act –(NRSA)
Form of speech presentation; narrator reports speech by summarising content (w/o using actual words uttered by character)e.g saying “She disagreed,” rather than writing out the actual words of a character
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Monologue
Speech given by one character in order to express thoughts/emotions.
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Duologue
A conversation between two characters.
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Stream of consciousness
Narrative method which attempts to emulate the nature of a character’s inner thoughts.
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Omniscient narrator
A narrator situated outside the story, who knows everything about the characters and universe
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Psychological point of view
The feelings/perceptions of the narrator or other character in the story.
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Narrator who doesn't take part in the story.

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Heterodiegetic narrator

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Narrator who's outside the story's universe.

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Narrator who's inside the story's universe.

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The character whose story is told, and whose perspective it's told from. E.g Amir in The Kite Runner

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