Williams, David Writing Styles in When the English Fall

Williams, David
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Point of View

David Williams uses a first person point of view for the entirety of the novel. The first page is a letter with a U.S. Army War College letterhead, and features an official note from Colonel Terrence E. Marker to Dr. Jeanine Ernestine. The letter is made up of two parts: the first is the official letter, written in an impersonal direct address style. It gives the impression that this piece of communication is following a template, or a set of strict rules. The second part of the letter is an attached note. This note is written in a much more colloquial style, and is a first person direct address to Jeanine, from Terry. Terry is sending Jeanine a set of journals he discovered in an old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, which she wants for her studies as a sociology professor. This letter is the only...

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