Eudora Welty Writing Styles in The Ponder Heart

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Point of View

This story is told from the point of view of a first person narrator. Edna Earle narrates the story from her own point of view. This is obvious because when speaking in the novel, Edna Earle refers to herself as "I." She has no insight into the thoughts or emotions of any of the other characters in the novel, she can only tell the story as she sees it from her own point of view.

As the entire story is being told to the reader by Edna Earle as if the reader were a guest at the Beulah Hotel, the whole story could be considered to be dialogue. However, Edna Earle incorporates about 20 percent dialogue into her story as she tells her listener what characters in the story actually said to one another during the course of the events of the story.

Setting

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