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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

Analysis: Writing Style

Contemporary

Elizabeth George Spears chose to contemporize the language of this novel; the only person who uses slightly archaic language is Hannah. As a Quaker, she addresses others with “thee” and “thou.”

Want to see a bit of real 17th-century writing? Check out the Connecticut Colony Charter of 1662.

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