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Writing Techniques in Saint Marie

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Though "Saint Marie" is a story told largely in chronological order, it is simultaneously told through a flashback. An older Marie Kaspaw outlines the events that took place during her fourteenth year as Marie Lazarre, a young girl wishing to enter a local convent. As narrator, Marie provides subtle clues that the event is a disastrous one yet withholds enough information to keep readers interested in plot development. Through use of realism and evocative visual imagery, Erdrich captures the contemporary audience.

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This section contains 81 words
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