Writing Techniques in The Winning of Barbara Worth

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Always keen on linguistics, Wright must have had a heyday with this novel. One character has an Irish brogue, many Mexicans with broken English are employed to work on the reclamation project, plus the difference in Western and Eastern phraseology was not overlooked. Descriptions abound in the true Wright style. His first ten descriptions of the desert are admirable works of prose. After that, however, his flamboyant style tends to detract from the book. An interesting technique Wright employed was personifying Good Business, the master passion of the race. By capitalizing the phrase and using it over and over, Wright cleverly creates an abstract character.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Winning of Barbara Worth from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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