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direct speech

Direct speech refers to the direct quotation of something that someone else said. It is sometimes known as quoted speech. Because the quotation happened in the past, we put the reporting verb into the past simple tense, but we don’t change the verbs used within the quotation. We also punctuate sentences in a certain way when we use direct speech in writing.
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direct speech

or

direct discourse

n
(Grammar) the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his or her exact words

direct′ speech′


n.
a representation of speech in which the speaker's exact words are quoted, as in She said, “I'm not going.” Also called direct discourse. Compare indirect speech.
Translations
direkte Rede
References in classic literature ?
From sending messages he came to making direct speech to the kite--without, however, ceasing to send the runners.
Lurgan Sahib did not use as direct speech, but his advice tallied with Mahbub's; and the upshot was good for Kim.
He addresses the unique character of the use by both Jesus and Yahweh, and compares its use in the direct speech of pagan gods and various kings in other ancient Near Eastern texts.
Anbar discussed the passage, a similar use is now attested in unquestionable direct speech in A.
Trump will "deliver an inspiring but direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president's hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world," he said, (http://www.
The President will "deliver an inspiring but direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the presidents hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world," Mr McMaster said.
I had the hunch that in the direct speech there would be clues as to the book's dramatic heart.
First-person expression of thoughts, feelings, desires, and intentions in free direct speech (or, rather, free direct thought if one considers romantic theories about lyric poetry) is probably the most common lyric model because it can be found in countless poems written by Sappho, Catullus, Dante, Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Preseren, not to mention contemporary poets.
Leucippe's new-found maidenly restraint is expressed in direct speech (it transpires that Artemis has instructed her to remain virginal until her marriage): Leucippe rarely speaks directly in Clitophon's narrative.
What is meant by direct speech act, speech act stated that according to the mode or content / shape the sentence.
The pronoun "something" is mostly found in sentences dealing with direct speech where the speaker wants to mention indefinite factors, which may influence the forecasts or indefinite things that may force him to speak:
The written text in large, clear print is engaging and the direct speech in the speech bubbles adds to the vitality of the pages.