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NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete.

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Once again, he opens that introduction with a particularly resounding narratorial negation:
This study was conducted by Mafia Kotovych as part of her honors thesis under the supervision of Peter Dixon at the University of Alberta, "'Identification in literature: Role of conversational processes and narratorial technique.
In what is apparently Ma Yuan's first novel (though published much later, in 1986), Haibian yeshi yige shijie (It Is Another World on the Seashore), two characters appear as narratorial surrogates who are to reappear in many of his subsequent novels and stories: Yao Liang and Lu Gao.
For Aczel, traditional markers of narratorial presence, such as first person pronouns and reflexive statements, posit a speaker function, and commentary names a subject position, but only style endows a speaker subject with a voice.
These lines are extracted from a sustained narratorial diatribe against inconsistency in the first Sneyd fragment, articulated in broad rhetorical terms but clearly reflecting on the actions of the characters.
Clearly, the narratorial self is constructed similarly in both texts as an individual able to critique her situation analytically and simultaneously at ease expressing that critique in colloquially figurative speech.
Apart from its demotic register, its constant use of guttersnipe vocabulary, the cozy narratorial sympathy with the protagonist, and the total lack of distance and irony on the part of the author all help to form a phallocentric view of the world which makes readers squirm.
Aristotle in the Poetics praises Homer for making such extensive use of direct speech and exercising restraint in narratorial comment.
In contrast, I shall argue that they articulate a complex play of narratorial distance and identification, and shall propose that their characteristic ambivalence, most clearly formulated in Jules Valles's sketches of the mid-1860s, highlights wider anxieties concerning the status of the writer and the social functions of literature.
Corrective comedy is satirical in spirit and relies on the operation of a more or less stable narratorial stance, supporting an essentially pre-novelistic, theological worldview.
4) Whatever their relevance to later fiction, these characterizations of FID are inadequate and misleading when applied to Austen's novels, which deploy FID in conjunction with a trustworthy, authoritative narrative voice and which repeatedly intertwine FID with narratorial commentary, sometimes inside of a single sentence.
She doubts Joe's state of mind, and her doubt contributes significantly to the reader's, constructing an increasing pattern of narratorial inconsistencies through their different interpretative perspectives.