Robin McKinley Writing Styles in The Blue Sword

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Point of View

The point of view in the novel is third person. This point of view tends to be reliable and omniscient, as is shown through the ability of the narrator to know actions and events occurring in several different places at once. Additionally, this point of view allows the narrator to convey the emotions of several characters in the novel. This is important, since one of the themes of the novel is the coming of age of Harry, the main character, as well as her relationships with those around her, as she attempts to bridge the relationships between the Homelanders and the Hillfolk. These relationships could not be as easily described without the emotional insight into the characters the narrator is able to give.

The story is told with a blend of dialog and highly descriptive, detailed passages that provide vivid images of Harry's world. This method...

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