Jeff Kinney Writing Styles in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Jeff Kinney
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Point of View

Jeff Kinney tells his novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” in the first-person reflective perspective from Greg’s point of view. The whole novel is composed to resemble a diary, full of written entries and drawings. Because Greg himself is meant to be writing the entries, the perspective is that of first-person. These experiences recorded have happened to Greg, and Greg himself is relating them to paper. The reflective aspect of the narration comes from the fact that Greg is writing about the events after they have happened, and so is reflecting on them, recalling them, and thinking back about them as he writes. This allows him a certain amount of clarity and limited-omniscience.

Language and Meaning

Jeff Kinney tells his novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” in language that is simple and straightforward. This is done for at...

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