Joan W. Blos Writing Styles in A Gathering of Days

Joan W. Blos
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Point of View

A Gathering of Days is told from a first person, limited point of view. In this way, the audience is attuned to the main character's thoughts and ideas. Catherine comments on the many events that include the neighbors, her family, classmates and friends, providing a broad span of insight into life in Meredith. The limited point of view creates a narrow channel through which we are able to view New Hampshire in the early nineteenth century, enabling us to imagine what it would be like to feel and think like a fourteen-year-old girl in that era.

Setting

A Gathering of Days is set in a Meredith, New Hampshire from the year 1830-1831. This time period provides insight into a unique time of United States History. Blos does a good job in making the world believable. She helps us see the whole town through the eyes...

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