Vanessa Diffenbaugh Writing Styles in The Language of Flowers: A Novel

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Point of View

The point of view of "The Language of Flowers" is first-personal, with Victoria's perspective being the sole point of view from which the story is told. With few exceptions, each part has a dual perspective, which alternates between Victoria's childhood perspective and her perspective as an adult. What is significant about this is that the story is layered together in a somewhat non-linear or at least non-chronological fashion, leaving the reader to piece together the details gradually, as light dawns gradually over the whole tapestry of Victoria's key life events. But each chapter alternates between Victoria's perspectives, where one chapter is from her childhood and the next is from her adulthood.

Each story is not described from a third-person point of view. That is, each chapter is narrated from a present point of view but in some chapters the perspective sounds like an adult. That is...

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