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Aspects of Narrative. Poppy Main. What is Narrative?. Character Physical Setting Temporal Setting Plot Genre & Form Structure Language & Imagery. Form. All Browning’s poems are DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES All narrated by a diegetic monologist The speaker tells his story to an audience

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Aspects of narrative

Aspects of Narrative

Poppy Main


What is narrative

What is Narrative?

  • Character

  • Physical Setting

  • Temporal Setting

  • Plot

  • Genre & Form

  • Structure

  • Language & Imagery


Aspects of narrative

Form

  • All Browning’s poems are

    DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES

    All narrated by a diegetic monologist

  • The speaker tells his story to an audience

  • Involves one speaker: the monologist

  • Audience either specified or implied

    E.g. Specified: My Last Duchess

    Implied: Porphyria’s Lover


Character characterisation

Character & Characterisation

  • Diegetic Monologist

  • Characterisation:

    1. Description

    2. Actions

    3. Speech & Tone

    4. Relationships With Others

    5. Thoughts & Opinions

    6. Self-characterisation


Setting it s significance

Setting & it’s Significance

1.Temporal:

Historical & Time of Day or Season

2.Physical:

Where is poem set?


Narrative structure vocabulary

Narrative Structure & Vocabulary

  • More Vocab

  • Rising Action

  • Conflict

  • Climax

  • Resolution

  • Reflection

  • Juxtaposition

  • Transition

  • Volta

  • Repetition

  • Gaps & Absences

  • Types of Narrative

  • Linear

  • Non-linear

  • Cyclical

  • Embedded Narrative


Aspects of narrative

Language & Imagery

Forms & Language

  • Descriptive

    Visual

    Aural

    Tactile

    Gustatory

    Olfactory

  • Figurative

    Metaphor

    Simile

    Personification

    Oxymoron

    Paradox

    Allusion

    Hyperbole

    Euphemism

    Idiom

  • Conversational

    Slang, Informality, Hesitation, Repetition, Enjambment, Exclamation

  • Tone & Mood

    Word Choices, Underlying Emotion

  • Punctuation

    Frequent Pauses, Exclamation, Reported Speech

  • Verbal Tense

    Past, Present, Present Continuous, Conditional, Imperative


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