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James N. Rowe Writing Styles in Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW

James N. Rowe
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Style

Perspective

The story is written in first person from a somewhat limited perspective. The account would have been a limited perspective because it is written strictly as a first-person account of an event. However, the story is presented from a point in time after the events and the author has the advantage of additional details that were known to him only after the events. Another aspect of this perspective is that Rowe is presenting the story not as it unfolds to him but looking back on the events. Rowe says that, as they are preparing for the strike against Le Coeur, he feels uneasy about the details. He is worried that there isn't sufficient planning to man the cover fire for the operation's return. He says that he was worried more so than usual. He could have been this worried, but it seems more likely that he's looking back...

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