Octavio Paz Writing Styles in My Life with the Wave

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Although it can be read as a short story, "My Life with the Wave" is included in a poetry collection, and is generally categorized as a "prose poem." A prose poem is written in the form of prose, but includes significant elements of poetry. "My Life with the Wave" is a prose poem in the sense that while it is a story written in prose, it includes elements of heightened emotion and imaginative fancy characteristic of poetry.

Narrative Voice and Point-of-View

"My Life with the Wave" is written from the first person point-of-view, meaning that the narrator, the main character in the story, tells the story from his own perspective. The first person narrative voice in this story represents a love relationship from the perspective of one of the lovers, portraying only one side of the story, which is how most people in real life experience love...

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