Lucy Maud Montgomery Writing Styles in Anne of the Island

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Point of View

Anne of the Island is written in the third person. The third person style enables the reader to see the perspectives of multiple characters; however, most of the book is from Anne's point of view. There is a great deal of dialogue in the novel that helps us understand more about the characters. For instance, Philippa talks on and on when she first meets Anne and from this, readers can gather that Philippa is a very gushy, outgoing type of person. Just a description alone would not have been as effective as the lengthy chat on her part. Anne and the other characters in the book talking and interacting with each other give readers a good knowledge of events and personalities.

This novel would not be quite as effective if it were written solely in first person. A lot of it is already from Anne's point...

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