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Kenneth Grahame Writing Styles in The Wind in the Willows

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Point of View

Kenneth Graham tells his novel “The Wind in the Willows” from the third-person omniscient perspective. Because the world of Graham’s novel is one of animals and fantasy, it is best left to the third person narrator to explain to the reader the things that go on in the animal world and the relationships between the animals, for these are things unfamiliar to the readers in the human world. For example, numerous asides are made which pertain to the ways of animal etiquette. The third person narration also acts as a stable voice which relates the adventures of diverse characters and their experiences, making reading between these different characters and experiences effortless.

Language and Meaning

Kenneth Graham tells his novel “The Wind in the Willows” in language that is poetic, educated, and gentle. This is done for at least three reasons. Since the book was written...

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