Virginia Hamilton Writing Styles in Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

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Point of View

The point of view used in Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton is third person omniscient. This point of view works well in the story as there are several components and underlying factors that would not be revealed otherwise. While the first person point of view might have been interesting when coming from the characters in their time of confusion, third person conveys the entire story and not just the subjective opinions of the characters. It also permits the reader to take part in the journey and development of each character in the story.

The point of view is helpful, particularly when Tree first encounters Brother Rush in her little room. Brother Rush does not speak but stands in the middle of the table like he was a plant. Hamilton manages to convey Tree's shock while observing the scene. Tree's first trip back to her...

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