Carl Sandburg Writing Styles in Abe Lincoln Grows Up

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Structure

The biography consists of 26 chapters, some longer than others, and is presented in a mostly linear chronology. The narrator uses the first three chapters to describe the lives of Abe’s ancestors. Historical context is included frequently, and Abe’s contemplations and life events are used to transition into larger ideas. Chapter 13 begins Abe’s early adolescence, and the years between ages 11 and 17 are collapsed until he begins work at Anderson Creek ferry. These chapters give a description of how Abe’s character was formed by multiple influences, including environment, education, and culture. They diverge from linear chronology to emphasize how ideas are connected to form a whole picture rather than a timeline of events.

The Publisher’s Note, located on the page before Chapter 1 begins, is an essential part of the biography because it explains how the biography should be read. It reveals that the biography...

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