Kate Atkinson Writing Styles in Life After Life

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Point of View

There are shifting points of view throughout the novel, but most notably the viewpoints are from Sylvie's and Ursula's viewpoints. While Ursula is young, it is Sylive's viewpoint that the reader shares. Her perspectives are shown to shape and mold all of her children's notions about life and family.

Later, it is Ursula's primary viewpoint that the reader enjoys, seeing the replay of timeline after timeline through her eyes.

Language and Meaning

There are several points to note when considering the use of language in Life After Life. Definitively British in is flavor and tone, there are also foreign words, German, Italian, and French, peppered in to provide a very eclectic tone to the work. The narrative employs a fairly sophisticated vocabulary utilizing words that would have been known to those living during the historical framework, but whose meaning would have been lost to modern...

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