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  1. Aspects of Narrative Poppy Main

  2. What is Narrative? • Character • Physical Setting • Temporal Setting • Plot • Genre & Form • Structure • Language & Imagery

  3. 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

  4. Character & Characterisation • Diegetic Monologist • Characterisation: 1. Description 2. Actions 3. Speech & Tone 4. Relationships With Others 5. Thoughts & Opinions 6. Self-characterisation

  5. Setting & it’s Significance 1. Temporal: Historical & Time of Day or Season 2. Physical: Where is poem set?

  6. 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

  7. 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