Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing Styles in Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (Book 2)

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Point of View

This title is told predominantly in present tense using a third-person omniscient point of view. This is an intrinsic feature of the comic form as the reader is viewing pictures with accompanying dialogue. Internal monologue of different characters are frequently presented in the form of caption boxes laid over images, revealing personal thoughts and feelings to the reader. In Book 2, T'Challa and Chagamire are given extensive internal monologues, relaying their inner turmoil to the reader. For example, when T'Challa purposefully has himself captured the action the images relay the fighting and action but the captions relay T'Challa's detailed plan and rationale for his actions.

Small past tense narratives are present during Shuri's time in The Djalia. These short stories are told in the past tense and are presented visually in ethereal designs. For example, the images for story of Odonde racing the cheetah is shown...

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