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  • adj. Describing the narrator of a dramatic work who is also the protagonist or other character in the work.

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  • A homodiegetic narrator is one who is internal to the narrative, who is on the 'same' plane of exegesis as the story.

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  • Had the events described been narrated directly in the first person, the narrative would be homodiegetic (a character in the narrated world that s/he describes).

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  • His forthcoming essay, "My Wife Is a Terrorist," talks about how he analyzed his wife's FBI file using homodiegetic narrative techniques (Schamus 'wife runs the anti-war organization CODEPINK).

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