Oblique narration

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oblique narration See Oblique speech.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Oblique narration (L. oratio obliqua), indirect narration, the actual words of the speaker, but, as related by a third person, having the first person in pronoun and verb converted into the third, adverbs of present time into the corresponding adverbs of past time, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. obliquusob, before, liquis, slanting.

Usage

In literature:

I have given him a name, and changed the narration into the oblique narration, and toned down the dialect.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
LISTENER'S LURE; AN OBLIQUE NARRATION.
"A Selection of Books published by Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, 36, Essex Street, W.C" by Anonymous
Speaking in person or reported obliquely, the narrator serves his turn.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
LISTENER'S LURE: An Oblique Narration.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
LISTENER'S LURE: An Oblique Narration.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
LISTENER'S LURE: An Oblique Narration.
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Company, February, 1908" by Methuen and Company
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In news:

Narrative performance obliquely veers into headlong confrontation with abuse.
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