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Example of stream of consciousness

Stream of consciousness is writing or saying everything that comes into your head in a continuous stream. Some novels have sections or are written wholly in a stream of consciousness, for example, "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf.

What is the difference between direct and indirect characterization

Direct characterization is when the reader is told about how the character is outright in the text. Indirect characterization is when the reader is told of the characters actions, words or thoughts and is left to devise how the character is instead.

Direct characterization tells, whereas indirect characterization shows.

What are the three parts of an example paragraph

The topic sentence, the body with supporting sentences, and the clincher sentence

What does it mean when someone advises you to write what you know

It means exactly what it says...to write about what you know. If you know about something than you'll have more to say and have an opinion. If you don't know about a subject...there's less to say.

How is a limited narrator different from an omniscient narrator

An Omniscient narrator can tell the story from the viewpoint of any character, and tell the reader their thoughts and emotions. A Limited narrator only tells us the thoughts and emotions of one character, and can only say what the character thinks other characters are thinking.

Which sentence suggests the least amount of psychic distance

Katia was going to teach them a lesson they'd never forget.

No way, she thought, this is ridiculous.

Which sentence suggests the greatest amount of psychic distance

There once lived a miserly, miserable old man.

Which is the best definition of psychic distance

The distance readers sense between themselves and the events of the story

Which is a classic type of unreliable narrator

A liar

A child

Which effect could best be created using an unreliable narrator

A character who seems naïve may have a moment of sudden insight.

What is the most likely risk in choosing an unreliable narrator

A reader may not connect with a character who seems dishonest.

Which lists the typical steps of the creative writing process

Brainstorm, draft, revise, polish

Which best explains why writers use sensory details

To help a reader imagine a physical experience

Which best explains the definition of stream of consciousness

Narration that tries to imitate the patterns of real thought.

What sentence might help a writer decide on a point of view

The writer should ask himself, "How much should the narrator know about the story?".

How can psychic distance influence tone

A larger psychic distance usually creates a less inimate tone.

A closer psychic distance can create a more intimate tone.

Which sentence suggest the greatest amount of psychic distance

a man stands alone, in costume, on an empty stage

What is one reason a writer might choose to write in third person limited

The writer wants to write from one characters perspective only. Apex

Which is the best definition of observation

noticing and writing about what you perceive with your senses

Which best explains the term complex character

A character who shows different sides

Which question might help reader gauge the tone of a piece of writing

How formal does the writing seem

Which of the following is a sensory detail

The sound of cows kicking the barn door

Why might a writer choose to write in the third person

The writer wants the narrator to observe things the character might not.

What best describes omniscient narration

Narration that moves freely from location to location or character to location.

Why would a writer hint at the truth of a story undermining an unreliable narrator

The writer wants you to realize that the narrator is unreliable, and to take everything they've said with a grain of salt.

What is the best explanation of the term unreliable narrator

a narrator who doees not view similarly like others

Which is the best explanation of omniscient narration

Narration That Can enter the thoughts and feelings of any Character

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