Anthony Browne Voices In The Park Analysis

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The image above is from the post modern picture book ‘Voices in the park’ by Anthony Browne. Browne’s picture book uses various meta-fictive devices such as, a non-traditional plot arrangement, a purposeful interplay between image and text to position the reader thus, allowing for collaboration in determining the text’s meaning (Anstey, 2002). The result of this consequently is a polyphonic narrative that explores a single outing to the park from four individual perspectives; the upper class mother, the despondent single father, the mother’s educated but lonely son Charles and the father’s optimistic daughter named Smudge. This image is located in Charles’ portion or the third voice within the book. Voices in the park is an continuation and
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