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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

Analysis: Writing Style

Pulp Fiction-y

As critic after critic has pointed out, the prose of Fahrenheit 451 is less than literary fiction: “Her face was slender and milk-white, and it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with a tireless curiosity. It was a look of almost pale surprise; the dark eyes [our italics]” were probably full of several more noun-adjective pairs. While this novel isn’t praised for its sentence construction, it’s famous today for its story, its message, its important questions and incredibly relevant concerns.

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