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Patricia McKissack Writing Styles in The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

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Point of View

The point of view in all but one of the stories is third person omniscient. As is common with short stories, the author's voice comes through in some of the stories, particularly in the beginning of the story to introduce the premise. In The Chicken-Coop Monster, the author writes in the first person point of view. This story is closer to the author's heart because it is based on events that happened to her as a child, therefore she writes it in the first person point of view.

The point of view of these stories is typical of most modern popular writing. The third person point of view allows the reader to see the events of the story through the mind of the main character, but it also allows the writer to hop into other mind's in order to tell the reader things the main character...

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