Jill McCorkle Writing Styles in Life After Life: A Novel

Jill McCorkle
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Point of View

Life after Life is written in the third person omniscient point of view. This means that the author writes the story using third person pronouns such as "she" and "he." The author also has insight into what the characters are thinking which makes it an omniscient view, as opposed to a limited view where only the activities of the characters are reported.

For example, the author writes, "In her work, Joanna has learned the importance of making peace. She sees it all the time, the stubborn child who won't come to the bedside and so the parent lasts far longer than should be asked of anyone. It is painful to watch, and for this reason she feels lucky to have journeyed her way back to this place." Joanna's observations and thoughts are revealed to the reader as opposed to just saying that sometimes stubborn children...

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