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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Anne Frank

Analysis: What’s Up With the Epigraph?

Epigraphs are like little appetizers to the great entrée of a story. They illuminate important aspects of the story, and they get us headed in the right direction.

"I hope I will be able to confide everything in you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."

This epigraph is pretty basic. This is what Anne Frank wrote at the beginning of her diary on her thirteenth birthday. Anne felt a bit lonely and in need of a true friend, so she decided to use her diary as a friend. She named her diary Kitty.

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