H. P. Lovecraft Writing Styles in The Dunwich Horror

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Point of View

Like in many of Lovecraft's other stories, the author utilizes an unnamed narrator who narrates in the past tense. While the reader is never told who is narrating the story, it is clear that he has some sort of exclusive knowledge about the Dunwich incident, as he acknowledges that the Horror was covered up. The mysterious aspect of the nature of the story's narrator is that it is not clear how the narrator knows exactly dialogue was spoken during the incident. This implies that the narrator must been present during the time of the Dunwich horror.

Language and Meaning

While, for the most part, Lovecraft uses standard conversational English throughout the story, there are two types of instances where he uses different types of language. Toward the beginning of the story, the reader is told of a sermon given by Reverend Abijah Hoadley. In this...

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