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Is it an error to identify the narrator of "Ozymandias" with the author?

tl;dr The narrator of "Ozymandias" is not reducible to the poet. Yes, like a stand-up act, a lyric utterance is performance art. And yes, in "Ozymandias" as in all lyric poetry, ...
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Is there a name for books in which the narrator isn't the protagonist but someone who know them well?

A type of narration in which the narrator is a character other than the main character is known has homodiegetic narration. This type of narration can be contrasted with autodiegetic narration, in ...
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Persona of the narrator in Housman's "Farewell to Barn and Stack and Tree"

If you look at any printing of this poem, for example, in A Shropshire Lad (1896), p. 13, you’ll see that each stanza starts with an open quotation mark, but only the last stanza ends with a close ...
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First-person point of view in chapter 61 of Pride and Prejudice

This is an example of direct address to the reader by an omniscient narrator, who offers facts, opinions, arguments, and moral judgements, and expresses themselves as a character, not just a conduit ...
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Who speaks in this sentence? Is it the character or the narrator?

Your quote is missing the paragraph breaks (edit 22 April 2024 at 02:00GMT: added just now by another user). The following is what the passage looks like in a recent printed edition (Raymond Carver: ...
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Does Carver's "Fever" use free indirect speech?

Yes. From the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature: In free indirect discourse (FID), the narrative discourse of a text incorporates the language and subjectivity of a character, including ...
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Who speaks in this sentence? Is it the character or the narrator?

The distinction the question assumes, between character and narrator, does not pertain here. As your previous question about this short story discusses, "Fever" is told in free indirect ...
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