Sherman Alexie Writing Styles in War Dances

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Point of View

Sherman Alexie relates the stories and poems in his collection War Dances in both the first and third-person, and in limited, omniscient, and reflective perspectives. “The Limited,” “Breaking and Entering,” “Go Ghost Go,” “Bird-Watching at Night,” “After Building the Lego Star Wars Ultimate Death Star,” “War Dances,” “The Theology of Reptiles,” “Catechism,” “Ode to Small-Town Sweethearts,” “The Senator’s Son,” “Invisible Dog on A Leash,” “Home of the Braves,” “On Airplanes,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Ode for Pay Phones,” “Fearful Symmetry,” “Ode to Mix Tapes,” “Roman Catholic Haiku,” “Looking Glass,” “Salt,” and “Food Chain” are told in the first-person, while the stories “Another Proclamation” and The “Ballad of Paul Nonetheless” are told in the third-person. Many of the stories are told in reflection, with narrators looking back on past events, such as in “War Dances,” “Ode for Pay Phones,” and “Bird-Watching at Night,” while others deal...

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