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Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in Sunrise Over Fallujah

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Point of View

Walter Dean Myers has written Sunrise Over Fallujah in the first-person, limited-omniscient perspective of Birdy. One reason the author chose this perspective is that the novel deals with Birdy's own story about his experiences in the Iraq War. There is no one better to tell this story than Birdy. The novel is told in limited-omniscient perspective because Birdy is not always aware of an event at the same moment that it is occurring. The reader only discovers and learns as Birdy discovers and learns. The second reason the novel is told in first person is to make the story more real to the reader. The experiences of war are horrifying and terrible. Through Birdy's firsthand account, the reader is able to experience the war and its impact on a much deeper level. Sunrise Over Fallujah's author is a military veteran. This certainly allows Myers to...

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