Darlene Sybert (c557506@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 11:54:27 -0500

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, M C Morgan wrote:
> I don't have any problem teaching omniscient viewpoint in lit either - but
> the next day I'll show that it's a rhetorical trick or device (aka a human
> construction). Gerard Genette, _Narrative Discourse_, does a brilliant
> job of showing just how writers can construct it, how they appear to take
> an omniscient view--while at the same time withholding just enough
> omniscience so as not to reveal what happens next.
> Hmmm... wonder if that addresses questions of god's-eye view in rhetoric.


Darlene Sybert
University of Missouri at Columbia (English)
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
It's loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
-John Keats "Endymion"