Jane Yolen Writing Styles in Briar Rose

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Point of View

The story is presented in third person from Becca's perspective, though that perspective is greatly expanded through the stories told to her by others. This is especially true of the man she meets in Poland who reveals his life during World War II and his role in helping Becca's grandmother escape from Poland to America. Becca's memories of her childhood with her two sisters revolves almost exclusively around the story told by their grandmother. The reader should keep in mind that the story begins before Becca is old enough to have memories of her own, making it necessary to use a third-person presentation. There are few details about anything else Becca or her sisters do except as it relates to the story or is prompted by the story. It's evident that Becca shares a stronger bond with her grandmother than either of her sisters. It...

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