Karen Blixen Writing Styles in Out of Africa

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Point of View

Dinesen—or Karen Blixen as she identifies herself in the work—serves as narrator/storyteller throughout Out of Africa. This narrative method brings not only the African people and landscape to life; it also provides a chronicle of the narrator's journey of self-discovery.

Setting

One of the work's focal points is the harmonious relationship the African people have with the land. Dinesen also comes to enjoy this type of connection, as evident in the following passage from the book:

The plains with the thorntrees on them were already quite dark, but the air was filled with clarity to grow big and radiant in the course of the night was now just visible, like a silver point in the sky of citrine topaz. The air was cold to the lungs, the long grass dripping wet, and the herbs on it gave out their spiced astringent scent. In...

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