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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond 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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