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6:35 AM
@bobble I wonder if he might've misread your comment as "would you like me to ask", given the form of the reply?
@Bookworm A mother-in-law has stepped onto the HNQ.
 
 
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Q: If a first-person narrator addresses the reader, is it considered speech or thought?

SamI'm reading the novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and was trying to use the characterisation framework of PAIRS (Physical appearance, Actions, Inner Thought, Reactions of Others and Speech) to understand how Percy is portrayed in Chapter 1. However, I noticed that he addresses the reade...

 
 
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11:32 AM
@Bookworm I wonder if a tag like would be better than since the question is about fitting a text into a pedagogical framework
 
 
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12:43 PM
Interesting point about the distinction between "jail" and "prison"; I never knew there was a difference in meaning. Important question though: does this distinction also exist in the original French, or was it a translator's choice? — Rand al'Thor ♦ Nov 4 '20 at 6:53
@Randal'Thor As far as I know, that is a distinction made in American English that is by no means valid everywhere.
 
 
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3:11 PM
I'm writing up the question. Is restricting it to 20th century Belgium publishers accurate for my intentions? Also, any tags besides ?
 

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