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Jerry Spinelli Writing Styles in Wringer

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Point of View

The story is told from the third person limited point of view, which means that the author shares the plot line in addition to the thoughts and feelings of Palmer, the main character. There is no identified narrator and the main character does not tell the story in his own words. By utilizing this style, the author is able to tell the events of Palmer's life, both in the present and in the past, as well as share Palmer's thoughts and emotions. This added dimension of emotional revelation helps to further Palmer's character in a way that a pure narrative would not be able to do. This technique is especially important in the telling of Palmer's story, which is based heavily on the boy's sensitivities and easily wounded feelings. The author could have told the story from the third person omniscient point of view, which means...

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