Diegesis

Diegesis is a style of fiction storytelling which presents an interior view of a world and is:

  1. that world itself experienced by the characters in situations and events of the narrative
  2. telling, recounting, as opposed to showing, enacting.

In diegesis the narrator tells the story. The narrator presents to the audience or the implied readers the actions, and perhaps thoughts, of the characters.

Read more about DiegesisIn Contrast To Mimesis, What It Is, In Literature, In Film, In Music-theatre

Other articles related to "diegesis":

Pre-Code Hollywood - After The Pre-Code Era
... what the argot of film criticism calls the "diegesis" ... Put simply, the diegesis is the world of the film, the universe inhabited by the characters existing in the landscape of cinema ... motion picture censor is to patrol the diegesis, keeping an eye and ear out for images, languages, and meanings that should be banished from the world of film.. ...
Diegesis - In Music-theatre
... For example, in The Sound of Music, the song "Do-Re-Mi" is diegetic, since the characters are aware they are singing ... The character Maria is using the song to teach the children how to sing ...
Mimesis - Classical Definitions - Aristotle - Contrast To Diegesis
... was also Plato and Aristotle who contrasted mimesis with diegesis (Greek διήγησις) ... Diegesis, however, is the telling of the story by a narrator the author narrates action indirectly and describes what is in the characters' minds and emotions ... He distinguishes between narration or report (diegesis) and imitation or representation (mimesis) ...
Mimetic - Classical Definitions - Aristotle - Contrast To Diegesis
... It was also Plato and Aristotle who contrasted mimesis with diegesis (Greek διήγησις) ... Diegesis, however, is the telling of the story by a narrator the author narrates action indirectly and describes what is in the characters' minds and emotions ... He distinguishes between narration or report (diegesis) and imitation or representation (mimesis) ...
Lexis (Aristotle) - Lexis According To Plato
... lexis can be divided into mimesis (imitation properly speaking) and diegesis (simple narrative) ... According to Gerald Prince, diegesis in the Iliad is the fictional storytelling associated with the fictional world and the enacting/re-telling of the story ... Diegesis and mimesis combined represent the fullest extent of lexis both forms of speech, narrating and re-enacting ...