Jane Yolen Writing Styles in Favorite Folktales from Around the World

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Point of View

The point of view in these stories varies. The majority of the stories seem to be in third person, past tense. There are some stories that are told in the first person, as if the person telling the stories viewed them first hand, and talks as if they are in the process of doing something that pertains to the story in some way. An example of this is shown in Young Without Age and Life Without Death. At the end of this story the narrator says that he is still on his steed.

Since there are many different stories from many different cultures, there are both stories that are limited and omniscient in their point of view. There are many different cultures that are looked at for each story. It becomes clear that the culture plays a role in the point of view. Some of the...

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