Using Present Tense in a Story About the Past. Beck and Call. Tie-Dye Trees.
Have you noticed people switching to the present tense when they're telling stories? It actually has a name: It's called the “historical present tense.”
This is the article we mentioned if you want to read more about the historical present tense:Schiffrin, Deborah. 1981. Tense variation in narrative. Language 57(1). 45-62.
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