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Paul Harvey Writing Styles in Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story

Paul Harvey
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Style

Point of View

Harvey tells his "rest of the story" anecdotes in third person omniscient point of view. This means that he tells the facts as an outsider who knows all the information about a particular character or event.

Knowing all the facts, Harvey deals them out to the reader slowing and methodically in order to build suspense in each story. Harvey's tales either have an ironic twist at the end or reveal little known facts about someone or a place.

Harvey is the kind of writer who can effectively use the third person omniscient point of view. The writer of this point of view must generally prove to the reader that he or she is a reliable source. In this case, Harvey's stories are chock full of trivia and other pieces of little known information. His years of experience in broadcasting and news have helped him build a...

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