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Point-of-view disguised in Thou Art the Man

Disguising the point-of-view in Edgar Allan Poe’s Thou Art the Man didn’t take or mean much. As discussed in two previous posts, we eliminated the opening paragraph to give the story a faster start. But unfortunately, in doing so we also eliminated evidence that a first-person narrator was telling his story. No worry though, Edgar—we quickly got back to the narration that you intended. Here’s the opening paragraph we eliminated, plus a small slice of the second that we also cut: I WILL now play the Oedipus to the Rattleborough enigma. I will expound to you — as I alone[…] Read More