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How do we classify dialogues, monologues, and interior monologues (technically) in narratives - are they narration modes or genres?

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Dialogues, monologues, and interior monologues would be defined as narrative modes. These types of narration are rather definitively momentary, which means they might characterize a piece of writing but will not constitute an entire piece of writing. 

We might also refer to dialogue, monologue and interior monologue as narrative methods:

The narrative mode  is the set of methods the author of a literary, theatrical, cinematic, or...

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