Carolyn Ferrell Writing Styles in Proper Library

Carolyn Ferrell
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Point of View

The story is told in the first-person point of view by Lorrie. Readers are privy to Lorrie's thoughts and emotions. This is important, because it is Lorrie's compassionate, kind, and optimistic thoughts that keep the story from being a bleak portrayal of inner-city life. Also, because few characters in the story have taken the time to really get to know Lorrie, any other point of view would give the reader an incomplete portrait of him. Rakeem does not fully understand his love for the kids; his mother and family do not want to hear about his desires for Rakeem. This is a taboo subject; when Lorrie says he is going to meet Rakeem, “Ma has got what will be tears on her face because she can't say no and she can't ask any questions.”

Flashbacks, Punctuation, and Repeated Phrases

Though “Proper Library” tells the story of...

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