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characteristics of free indirect speech (3)

-novelist maintains 3rd person mode of address
-novelist conveys a characters thoughts and reflection without a reporting clause (e.g. she said/ she thought)7
-lexis and grammar distinctive of the speaker is retained


what does a reporting clause sometimes do

sometimes it can set up a critical distance between the narrator and the character being presented


what does free indirect style provide

illusions of intimate access to the characters mind but without totally surrendering authorial participation in the discourse