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Writing Techniques in A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole
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Techniques

Outrageous exaggeration of each character's overriding personality trait, repetition of each character's keywords and actions, and the florid verbose articulation of Ignatius all combine to make a somewhat wordy and drawn-out book. It is episodic and many of the characters do not meet or seem connected; but as previously noted, the author is in control enough to tie all together as every incident eventually contributes to the outcome, leaving no loose ends.

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A Confederacy of Dunces from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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