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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.2, No.3, Jun. 2016, Pub. Date: Aug. 5, 2016
An Analysis of Autobiographical Narrative Techniques in Katherine Anne Porter’s Short Stories
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Authors
[01] Ru Wang, School of Foreign Languages, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China.
[02] Jianfu Liu, School of Foreign Languages, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China.
Abstract
This paper will choose Porter’s four short stories “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, “Theft”, “The grave” and “Flowering Judas” to analyze her unique narrative techniques, which include non-linear narration, fixed internal focalization, spatial autobiographical narration and other techniques in order to enjoy Porter’s detailed, vivid, independent writing styles in her authentic descriptions of her stories.
Keywords
Autobiographical Narrative Techniques, Non-linear Narration, Fixed Internal Focalization, Spatial Autobiographical Narration
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