Syntax In Elizabeth Chandler's The Back Door Of Midnight

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Within the book, “The Back Door of Midnight”, the effects of syntax can be seen throughout the entirety of the novel. Firstly, the author, Elizabeth Chandler, uses italic to emphasize the narrator’s, Anna O’Neill Kirkpatrick, thoughts. The first example can be found in her first out-of-body experience when she yells “Please stop!” within her mind. This is used to emphasize when the main character is actually thinking versus her normal narration of the events, and helps the reader gain a greater understanding of the character. Secondly, she uses dashes to accentuate new and important information, juxtapose the connecting sentence, and add information to develop Chandler’s character, Anna, further. For instance, “before he dropped out of sight-down

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