Dialogue in a story
Learning Objective: To understand what dialogue is and how to recognize
it, what it is used for and the effect it has.
Dialogue is another term for “speech” and refers to the sections of stories
where characters are interacting through talking to each other. Dialogue is
great for telling the reader more about the characters or more about a
situation. It also breaks up passages of descriptive text and the voice of the
Dialogue is easily recognized by speech marks placed around the spoken
text and normally takes place between two or more people. We usually learn
three things from dialogue in texts:
1. What is being said
2. Who is saying it,
3. How it is being said.