Rebecca Harding Davis Writing Styles in Life in the Iron Mills, and Other Stories

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Point of View

The point of view of "Life in the Iron Mills" is first person. The narrator is never named, though her occupation is hinted at at the end of the story. This person tells the story through an authorial voice giving opinions about the events in the story but never taking active part in the story until the end when she reveals that she has come into possession of the korl woman. "In The Wife's Story," the point of view is first person. The narrator is Hester, a young woman who has married an older man and is helping to raise his five sons as well as her own infant daughter. In "Anne," the point of view is also first person. The narrator in Anne is Mrs. Nancy Palmer, an older woman who has awakened from a nap to realize she missed many opportunities she had dreamed...

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