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Gathering Blue Literary Qualities

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Literary Qualities

The most remarkable literary quality reflected in Gathering Blue is its readability.

The language is chosen carefully so as not to insult young readers or adults while at the same time providing access for younger or less experienced readers. As is typical in her novels, Lowry uses dialogue as a key element in her character and plot development. The story is told from the third person, limited omniscient point of view, allowing the reader inside the mind of the main protagonist, Kira. Lowry also relies upon devices like foreshadowing, inference, allusion, careful diction, integrated motifs, and figurative language to enhance and enable her telling of Gathering Blue.

Lowry doesn't overuse the technique of foreshadowing; however, she does use it skillfully. Kira's resolution to rebuild her burned cottage in the face of almost insurmountable odds hints to her continued resolve and her eventual decision to stay in the village...

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