The Use of Verb Tense
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The paper examines how Hemingway in "Old Man and the Sea" and Solzhenitsyn in "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" deploy verb tense as a narrative strategy.
From the Paper:"One of the most common--yet also most subtle--devices that narrative fiction authors use to manipulate the pattern of ideas in a story is the deployment of verb tense. The possibilities are immensely varied. Choice of tense can feed the narrative directly, the convention of using past tense to tell a story is well established. Even so some novels--e.g. "Something Happened" by Joseph Heller, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and Benjy's narrative in "The Sound and the Fury' by William Faulkner--make a project of telling the story..."
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