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Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in Fallen Angels

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Points of View

The book is written in first person point-of-view. The narrator is the protagonist character, Richard Perry. First person is often used to bring the reader closer to the story and that is effective in this book. Part of the experience of the book is seeing things through Perry's eyes and mind. The way he sees what is happening to him is one of the things that sets this story apart from the others written about Vietnam. For example, Perry's voice is present in the writing when Myers wrote in chapter five, "For two days we didn't do anything. Nothing. We didn't have any formations, patrols, nothing. Beautiful." Perry's opinion about what is going on is clear. The way the other men's points of view come in is through the dialogue. There is a lot of dialogue, and Myers uses unusual grammar in order to show the...

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