A. Igoni Barrett Writing Styles in Blackass

A. Igoni Barrett
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Point of View

The author predominantly uses third person perspective with an omniscient narrator throughout the novel, but he occasionally switches to Igoni's first person perspective. The third person narrator focuses on Furo's story. The narrator describes plot developments and Furo's thoughts. The majority of the novel is in this third person narration, but there are short excerpts that are written in first person from Igoni's perspective. Since Igoni is a fictional representation of the author, A. Igoni Barrett, the narration from Igoni's point of view serves to provide analysis of the events raised by Furo's experiences. Furthermore, it gives the reader a view of Furo from the perspective of a character who has interacted with him in order to give the reader insight about Furo's personality.

Language and Meaning

Throughout the novel, Barrett uses clean versus dirty imagery to represent the difference between wealth and poverty, and...

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