Narration – Direct and Indirect Speech
“Reporting the words of the speaker either by quoting his exact words or without quoting the speaker’s actual words is defined as Narration.”
We need to narrate words of others in two distinguished ways:
- Either we repeat his actual words without amending them.
- Or we convey the same meanings using our own words.
The former way of communication is called DIRECT SPEECH or QUOTED SPEECH. In case of direct speech, inverted commas are used to mark off the actual words of the speaker.