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Reynold Kuphal

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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 piecewise smooth function

f is a piecewise smooth funtion on [a,b] if f and f ' are piecewise continuous on [a,b]

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 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 question might a reader ask to determine whether a narrator is unreliable

How honestly does the narrator represent the world

Does the narrator have something to hide/cover up. Does he have reason to "pad the truth"

Does the narrator actually understand what is going on

Is the narrator biased

Does the narrator contradict what he/she says

What is the most likely risk in choosing an unreliable narrator

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

Which might help a writer hint at the truth of a story told by an unreliable narrator

Use the phrase "most people think . . ."

Which lists the typical steps of the creative writing process

Brainstorm, draft, revise, polish

Why might a writer choose to write in third-person limited

The writer wants to write from the perspective of one character.

-apex

Why are writers sometimes given the advice show don't tell

It is often more effective to let the reader figure out what a character is like, rather than telling the reader directly.

Which best explains the definition of stream of consciousness

Narration that tries to imitate the patterns of real thought.

What does the term psychic distance mean

How close the reader feels to the story's characters and events.

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.

What describes the strategy of freewriting to generate a topic

describe something

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

What effect does an unreliable narrator have on the reader

An unreliable narrator makes the reader mistrust what he's learned from that narrator.

What is physical detail of setting

White sailboats on dark water - Apex

What belief did the Romantics hold about humanity

That humanity is at its best in nature

Which best explains the term complex character

A character who shows different sides

Which choice describes a way a writer could reveal character

Describe a person’s gestures and body language. (apex)

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

What identifies the psychic distance in the sentence once upon a time there lived a king and queen

The psychic distance is large because the reader sees the characters from the outside

Which is the best explanation of omniscient narration

Narration That Can enter the thoughts and feelings of any Character

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