Narrative Style - How does it vary throughout the book?How does the narrative point of view which shifts from the perspective of the Clutter family, citizens and investigators from Holcomb, to the...

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One of the biggest shifts in tone and style comes when Perry's letters are included in the text. This happens a number of times in the book as Perry's letters from his sister and from his former friend in prison are included in their entirety. 

These letters have quite a different voice from the narration of the rest of the novel as defined by syntax (sentence structure and type) and diction (word choice). 

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