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The Pigman

The Pigman

by Paul Zindel

Analysis: Writing Style

Simple, Conversational

The style throughout is carried out with simple sentences that seem like they could have been part of a conversation. John writes:

Now Lorraine can blame all the other things on me, but she was the one who picked out the Pigman's phone number. If you ask me, I think he would have died anyway. (1).

"Now," "she was the one who," "if you ask me" – don't all these sound just like someone talking?

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