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Shannon Hale Writing Styles in Enna Burning

Shannon Hale
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Point of View

The point of view in "Enna Burning" is the third person and limited. It is also reliable. This is shown by the fact that the narrator does not have access to the thoughts and emotions of all characters, though she is privy to Enna's mind most of the time. This point of view is useful because Enna is the main character so the narrator is able to share her hopes, fears, doubts and so forth as Enna attempts to control the fire. The narrator is also able to show Enna's relationships with other characters through her thoughts and actions which is a very important aspect of the novel, especially the last part which focuses on Enna's friendship with Isi.

The novel is comprised of a large amount of exposition with a significant amount of dialogue scattered throughout. This is effective as it allows readers to focus...

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