TITLE

UNDERSTANDING VOICE

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Antwone
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Literary Cavalcade;Feb2004, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To share the story of his childhood, writer Antwone Fisher uses a narrative technique called first-person perspective. He invites us to get inside his head, to see his head, to see his world through his eyes. To achieve this effect, he uses the pronouns I and we. Fisher's careful choice of words also creates a convincing child's voice. In the sentences given in this article, one has to underline the pronouns that signal the use of first-person perspective and then circle the word or phrase that sounds like a child's voice.
ACCESSION #
11928088

 

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