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Chapter 13. Tell Me a Story: Narration > Narrative Building Blocks - Pg. 144

Tell Me a Story: Narration 144 What about the person telling the story? Find out about the speaker now. Who Was That Masked Man? The Speaker The speaker (also called the personae ) is the personality the writer assumes when telling a story. For example, you can tell the story as a young girl, an old man, or a figure from history. You can be anyone you want to be when you tell a story. You can change size, shape, age, gender, and even species. When you become the speaker, you're donning a mask that allows you to reveal--and conceal-- as you will. Don't confuse the speaker with the writer. Even when you're telling the story as yourself, you're wearing a mask.