Jeanette Winterson Writing Styles in The Gap of Time

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Point of View

For the most part, this story is told from the point of view of a third person omniscient narrator. There are parts of the story, however, that are told from the point of view of a specific character. One of these parts is the section entitled “Watery Star,” the opening section. This section is narrated by Shep who refers to himself by the personal pronoun "I." On page 6 of the story, Shep lets the reader know his name and that he is the one doing the narrating. “That’s me. Shep.”

There is a section of the chapter “The Day of Celebration” in which the narrator narrates in the second person. The section begins on page 168. The use of “you” draws the reader into the story and reminds the reader that tragedies like the one that happened to Shep can happen to any one at...

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