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Literary Devices Definition and Examples of Literary Terms Voice Voice Definition A voice in literature is the form or a format through which narrators tell their stories. It is prominent when a writer places himself / herself into words and provides a sense the character is real person conveying a specific message the writer intends to convey. In simple words, it is an author’s individual writing style or point of view . When a writer engages personally with a topic, in fact, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from other individual personalities, other writers put into their own works. Thus, voice is a unique personality of a literary work. Depending upon the type of work, authors may use a single voice, or multiple voices. Types of Voice There are many types of voices; however, it has two major types as given below. Author’s Voice – Author’s voice is his particular style he employs in that particular story of a piece of writing. Character’s Voice – A character’s voice is the voice of the main character how Voice - Examples and Definition of Voice https://literarydevices.net/voice/ 1 of 7 9/13/2017, 10:46 AM
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he views the world. It is a common narrative voice used with first and third person point of views, and author uses a conscious person as a narrator in the story. Voice Examples in Literature Example 1 Stream of Consciousness Voice Stream of consciousness is a narrative voice that comprises of thought process of the characters. James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses , William Faulkner’s novel, As I Lay Dying and The Sound and Fury , are modes of stream of consciousness narrative.
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