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direct discourse

noun as in report in which a speakers' exact words are quoted

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The great difficulty of getting uneducated people to give their testimony in direct discourse is remarkable.

Above vsum (esse) represents vsus est of the direct discourse.

In the preceding exercise we saw different forms of direct quotations, or direct discourse.

Direct discourse is more emphatic when it is separated from explanatory phrases, particularly from those which follow.

Direct discourse is used in the telling, and an effort is made to develop simple and vivid mental pictures.


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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to direct discourse, such as: direct quotation, direct speech, and oratio directa.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.