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Shirley Ann Grau Writing Styles in The Keepers of the House

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Point of View

Shirley Ann Grau's novel, The Keepers of the House, alternates between the first and third person points of view. The first person point of view is found in the first and second books of Abigail as well as in the epilogue, and the third person point of view can be found in the book of William and the book of Margaret. When the third person point of view is in use, it is of the limited form, meaning that although the focal character may change per section, within each section the author enters the mind of just one character. Within the book of William, for example, the reader listens to William's point of view, while in the book of Margaret s/he listens to Margaret's point of view. The use of a third person limited point of view results in each section belonging to a specific...

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