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Eliot Wigginton Writing Styles in The Foxfire Book

Eliot Wigginton
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Point of View

The point of view in this collection switches between first person, second person, and third person. In many cases, the interviewers or interviewees speak of their own experiences, using a first person perspective, which adds a layer of authenticity, humanity, and reliability to their stories. In many cases, this is necessary to maintain the dialect used by the speaker, as well as to articulate the individual's points effectively. However, when an article is written as a set of instructions, the viewpoint changes to second person point of view.

The authors of these articles attempt to convey the instructions as working tools for the reader, and thus, the point of view is necessary to bring the reader into the article, as though he or she is personally attempting to create or build the item discussed. Finally, in some cases, individuals discuss "wives tales," folklore, and...

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