Michael Cunningham Writing Styles in A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

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Point of View

The collection of tales is told from what appear to be multiple points of view initially. The diverse range of characters, in each separate tale, does not typically lend itself to an atypical method of narration. However the recurring point of view employed by the author is of the narrator speaking in the second person, as if he is speaking directly to the reader, who is presumed to be the character in question reading.

Switching between the omniscient, observant narrator of the characters in the tales, and direct address to the reader offers a sufficient contrast of points of view to ensure that the reader realizes that the characters could be anyone and anywhere.

Language and Meaning

The tales are laced with metaphor and allegory from beginning to end, but in a way which is not incomprehensible to the average reader who is not well...

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