Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in On a Clear Day

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Point of View

Walter Dean Myers writes his novel “On a Clear Day” in the first-person limited-omniscient narrative mode from the point of view of main character and principal protagonist, Dahlia. The first-person aspect allows the reader to see and experience things the way that Dahlia sees and experiences them firsthand and thus gives the reader a detailed and intimate glimpse into Dahlia’s thoughts and feelings, which are not readily available to others in the Resistance. The limited-omniscient aspect of the novel’s narration adds a sense of realism and believability to the novel, for no human being knows everything that is going on in the world at once. The reader learns about things only as the characters in the novel learn about them. The limited-omniscient aspect also adds a feeling of drama, urgency, and mystery, as Dahlia and the Resistance members are often in the dark...

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