Narrator told in their point of view
Who is the most important speaker in prose fiction and why?
Point of view
Relationship between narrator and the story
first person major
first person minor
third person observer
third person omniscient
4 general types of narrators
Flat and static
round and dynamic
2 Types of characters
Flat and static
consistent always the same
Round and dynamic
multidimensional always changing
Causal plot structure
Logical, implied, ‘because’ between events. Often chronological; not always.
Contingent Plot Structure
Random and haphazard plot structure
Present and past
2 factors for the when and where of prose
The time it took in the past for the events to occur in a story or novel.
The time it takes for the narrator to verbalize the events of a story.
Internal Modal Analysis
Performer to Audience
speaker to self : inner closed
speaker to speaker : closed
speaker to audience : open
Language and syntax
2 things to look at to decide in the text is given to character or narrator
recorded speech of character in quotation marks
recorded speech of character outside of quotation markes
2 ways to perform taglines
placing speaker according to who is speaking.
interpreter projecets out front
3 qualities of good literature
3 stages of cooling through
Physical distance between performer and audience and psychological distance between performer and text.
body thinking and knowing
utilizing past texts to help better understand current texts
removal of costume (figurative and literal)
Process of going back to life as you know it.
piece speaks to many different people across different ages, sex, race etc.
Uniqueness of literature
Asks the reader to fill-in the blanks
Withstands multiple readings
Direct and indirect discourse
How is the story told?
author’s attitude toward the work.
narrator’s manner of telling the story.
the atmosphere the narrator creates when telling the story.
discourse time equal story time
discourse time is less than story time
discourse time is greater than story time