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Bess Streeter Aldrich Writing Styles in A Lantern in Her Hand

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The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The narrator of the novel is not one of the characters, but the author. The author often makes comments within the text in the authorial voice, commenting on future events or past events, as they relate to the plot that is unfolding at that particular moment. The author is clearly someone who cares for Abbie Deal, the main character, as is evident in the author's tone throughout the novel, a tone of pride and excitement, a tone that expresses deep admiration for the person Abbie Deal was. The reader is told that the author based the character of Abbie Deal on her own mother, explaining this deep admiration and the enthusiasm the author brings to her story.

The point of view of this novel is third person because it allows the writer to move from...

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