Sharon Draper Writing Styles in Copper Sun

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person, limited omniscience, but the narration fluctuates between both Amari and Polly's perspectives. This point of view is important to the novel so the reader can be given access into Amari and Polly's thoughts and emotions. In doing so, the reader learns much more about these two characters, including the tension between them and the eventual ratification of the racism between them. The main conflict of the novel surrounds the slavery of these two characters - one white and one black - and structuring the point-of-view as vacillating between them creates a deeper understanding of slavery during the 18th century. The story is told mostly through exposition with scenes of dialogue, and is completely filtered through the thoughts and emotions of the point-of-view character - either Amari or Polly - so the reader sees the world through...

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