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Charles Baudelaire Writing Styles in Paris Spleen, 1869

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Point of View

Baudelaire's "Paris Spleen" is written through the utilization of a first person point of view. The point of view is seen through the eyes of an unnamed narrator, theoretically the author himself. This point of view is omniscient, which is proven by the fact that the narrator not only knows the actions of the events within the poems, but she can also tell the reader the thoughts and emotions of each of the characters. This point of view is important because "Paris Spleen" is a collection of poetry which makes it imperative that the reader understand the thoughts and feelings of the author in order to fully comprehend the poems. This would not be possible if the author did not utilize this point of view.

The poems are mostly written through exposition; however, several of the poems are comprised of a fairly equal distribution of exposition...

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