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In the exert from the novel Kamouraska by Anne Hebert the diction of words and point of view allow each paragraph to present a different tone and atmosphere to the reader This is evident when the first two paragraphs switches from third person to first person as well as the choice of words within the second and third paragraph which as a result provides a different tone to one another Within the first two paragraphs the point of view and diction of words result in a soft and calm tone and setting The first paragraph describes the setting and the second paragraph describes the characters conditions and emotions Many of the words used such as fair warm calm gently peaceful and good sets the atmosphere and general tone in a relaxing manner Even though Madame Rollands husband is dying which is in most cases a serious and very emotional period the words used provide less tension towards the final outcome death Not only does the choice of words contribute to the tone but as well as the point of view in the first two paragraphs its a third person narrative The point of view indicates a couple of devices pathos and repetition And Madame Rolland waited dutiful and above reproach If she felt a pang in her heart from time to time it was only that now and again this waiting seemed about to assume distressing proportions Hebert-Kamouraska These sentences allows the reader to sympathize with Madame Rolland because there is nothing she can physically do her husband with whom she was married to for 18 years is now dying and she has to prepare for the expected The repetition of her emotions is clear throughout the second paragraph which aid in creating the focus of this paragraph that is on the death of her husband and the clam manner Madame Rolland is handling the situation The method the first two paragraphs are organized
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