Despite the designation of mother, which initially seems to mark Maria's existence, there is no description of her experience as a mother or of a mother--daughter bond, either from her perspective, for example in the pages of her diary, or from the perspective of the extradiegetic
as the bearer of the look of the spectator, transferring [the look] behind the screen to neutralize the extradiegetic
tendencies represented by woman as spectacle.
This sentence is ambiguous in mode between the colonel's free indirect discourse and the extradiegetic
narrator's comment, an ambiguity generating a concordant effect.
In persona poems without voice, the level of the subject of enunciation can be more marked, sometimes to the point that the "person" of this extradiegetic
speaker is formed on the extradiegetic
level and that this speaker penetrates the lower diegetic level, that is the level of the plot (storyworld).
As an opening scene, it's an effective representation of the film that follows, which is defined both by its aloof cinematography--a consistently static camera, the absence of extradiegetic
music --and by its protagonists' disintegrating relationship.
Das Echolot, a work that lacks an extradiegetic
narrator and does not contain a single text by Kempowski himself (although it does include a photograph of him with other members of his family; in Januar 4: 445), tacitly asks its readers not to forget the war and the genocide of the European Jews, expecting them to draw all by themselves, after reading the compiled testimonies, an ethical lesson.
Thus, when Coverdale trips, a pivotal, extradiegetic
moment occurs: Hawthorne's metaphorical mosses supervene on Coverdale's persistently allegorical and typological mode of interpretation.
In Narrative Discourse, Gerard Genette defines metalepsis as "any intrusion by the extradiegetic
narrator or narratee into the diegetic universe (or by diegetic characters into a metadiegetic universe, etc.
This narrative voice obviously comes from Yan as the implied author and her narration forms the extradiegetic
narrative level of the text.
The death of the ghost writer, indexed by the image of flying papers in the almost deserted and silent space of the London street that closes the film, accompanied by no extradiegetic
score, with no melos to reinforce the drama, inevitably transmits a sense of emptiness and triviality.
This masculine coiffure enables her to appear unveiled amidst her diegesis and to gaze directly at her extradiegetic
The third-person narrator is extradiegetic
, not speaking from within the world of the novel.