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Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Analysis: Writing Style

Prose, Modern

Matilda's narrative (her story) may be firmly planted in the late eighteenth century, but her prose, along with much of the novel's dialogue is of the twenty-first century. While you might find an eighteenth-century word or phrase thrown in here or there for color, the language has been, for the most part, modernized.

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