Caroline Dale Snedeker Writing Styles in Downright Dencey

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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Point of View

The point of view used in Downright Dencey by Caroline Dale Snedeker is third person omniscient. This is particularly accurate when setting and religious views and discourse are of great importance to the story. Third person allows Snedeker to give the reader great insight into the sights and sounds encountered on the journey into adulthood and to develop a sense of personality and vision regarding each character.

Since many of the facts in the book are historically accurate, it is even more important to impart them as such, even if they are woven into the story. Snedeker's descriptions of Nantucket, its people and the living conditions of the area, are expressed well and allow the reader to see and understand the vast difference in the classes, religious values and varied personalities in the story. For example, a first person point of view could not equally represent...

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