Marguerite Henry Writing Styles in Misty of Chincoteague

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Point of View

The Point of view is in a third person omniscient, as the reader knows what all the characters feelings and thoughts are. This allows the reader to understand Paul's motivations and to observe his thought processes as he comes of age through his work with the horses.

Language and Meaning

Written for those transitioning into intermediate chapter books, the language is very easy to follow. However, the grandfather’s dialect can make it difficult at times to understand, so phrases and idioms that may be unfamiliar are introduced. While they add to the characterization, struggling readers may have difficultly with comprehension.

The language, itself, lends itself to the time period. There is very little mention of modern conveniences such as phones, televisions, or video games. However, it is at least during the turn of the century because there are vehicles and radios. Thus, the language...

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