direct discourse


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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.
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Noun1.direct discourse - a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., "he said `I am a fool'")
report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
indirect discourse - a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'")
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In other words, this style of appropriation is less subject to intrusions from the speaker, even though these are not annulled (characteristic of direct discourse and marked indirect).
KUWAIT, April 26 (KUNA) -- Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah on Tuesday appreciated the positive approach adopted by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in charge of the direct discourse, openness and transparency in tackling significant issues.
McHale suggests a progressive scale, ranging from the "purely" diegetic to the "purely" mimetic: 1) Diegetic summary; 2) Less "purely" diegetic summary; 3) Indirect content-paraphrase (or indirect discourse); 4) Indirect discourse, mimetic to some degree; 5) Free indirect discourse; 6) Direct discourse; and 7) Free direct discourse (249-87).
Each chapter is written from a different character's perspective, and he captures each voice perfectly, from Eve's disdain for paragraphs to Adam's insistence that "accordion" means "according" to Dog's direct discourse with the reader.
One of the few forums for direct discourse between Iranians and Israelis is a call-in show hosted every Sunday on Israel Radio's Farsi service.
Several studies on FID suggest that a mixed type of discourse like FID poses more problems in translation than non-mixed types such as direct discourse (DD) or indirect discourse (ID) (see, e.
Bennet, for example, where attributions are absent but implied (we can easily reconstruct who said what from an initial speech tag), this highlighted utterance is free direct discourse in its freest sense.
In direct discourse, it indicates the moment of utterance, a "true present," but in narratives it is usually featured in the background (subsidiary storyline) or foreground (main storyline).
Indeed, while Lazarillo corrupts exemplary autobiography, Cervantes deconstructs direct discourse while pointing to a writer behind the pages of the text.
By Jin Regan Usually, when artists are collaborating on a project, they tend to engage in some sort of direct discourse with each other during the period of its execution.
The dialogue genre presents a complex rhetorical situation, often involving narrative prose, theatrical framing, and direct discourse.
Bontemps also uses free direct discourse to produce a narrative "we" that must be read as a shared communal memory.