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Caddie Woodlawn Literary Qualities

Carol Ryrie Brink
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Literary Qualities

Brink employs a direct and simple writing style, relying on pacing, realistic dialogue, and evocative descriptions of the Wisconsin setting. Simple but vivid metaphors convey Caddie's love of nature, offering a picture of her physical surroundings that reflects the pioneers' dependence on the environment. Brink gives careful attention to the differences between Caddie's world and twentieth-century America with references to the meals, furniture, clothing, and housekeeping and farming practices of the time. She researched and verified these details with her grandmother to ensure their historical accuracy, but she has skillfully woven them into the narrative so that they become an integral part of the story. The children use the slang of the period, much of which persists in the language today.

Written from a third-person, limited omniscient point of view, the book focuses on Caddie, and the insights and interior monologues are hers; no adult voice intrudes. People...

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