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heterodiegetic narrator vs. homodiegetic narrator
does not take part in the narrated action. S/he is therefore
a character of the story that is told. Very often a heterodiegetic narrator is omniscient (all knowing) or has at least a detailed overview of what is going on at any place of the story at any time. S/he usually has an insight into people’s thoughts and feelings as well.
is a character in the narrated world that s/he describes.
Both, heterodiegetic and homodiegetic narrators, can be either intradiegetic or extradiegetic.
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