Margaret Verble Writing Styles in Maud's Line

Margaret Verble
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Point of View

Maud’s Line is told in third person limited point of view from the perspective of Maud. The author does not reveal what characters other than Maud are thinking or feeling except by their actions. The reader’s view of characters other than Maud are colored by Maud’s own perception of the people she comes into contact with. Telling the story from Maud’s perspective allows the reader to connect with Maud as a character and understand her life and dreams for a better future. The story is told in past tense, which is appropriate since the story is set in the 1920's. The plot is developed in a straight line format with no flashbacks except when Maud has a brief memory of her mother’s death. This event is not told in a scene, but rather as a thought Maud has while the...

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