- Direct speech

IB English A: Language & Literature: - Direct speech

There are several ways to tell a story. Writers can choose to let the characters do all of the talking or they can summarize what their characters say for the reader. The first case is known as direct speech. The second case is known as reported speech. In this passage from Alice in Wonderland, you can see examples of direct speech. The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the...

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