Anne Rivers Siddons Writing Styles in The House Next Door

Anne Rivers Siddons
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Point of View

The novel is told from this first person point of view. The narrator is Colquitt Kennedy, the lady who lives next door to the haunted house and experiences much of the action associated with the house first hand. The choice of the narrating character is important to this novel because it must be someone who is close to the house, but not someone who lives there. Since Colquitt is able to see the house from her own home and spends a great deal of her time at home, she is the character most knowledgeable about what is going on at the Harralson house.

While there is a great deal of dialogue in the novel, Colquitt also spends a good deal of time describing things around her. She describes the features and personalities of each of her long time neighbors as well as those who come and...

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