How does the syntax and diction of "The Yellow Wallpaper" depict the slowly deteriorating sanity of the narrator?

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses both syntax and diction masterfully to show the protagonist's deteriorating mental state in the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper."

Syntax refers to the arrangement of words and phrases in order to produce well-constructed sentences. 

"He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures. John is a physician, and perhaps—(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind—) perhaps it is one reason I do not get well faster."

Notice the sophisticated sentence structure or syntax. The narrator is speaking about her husband and gives a list of three qualities he has, using phrases and vocabulary that depict a fair amount of intelligence. In the second sentence, she interrupts her thoughts to intimate that she would not share these ideas with anyone. Her sentences in the beginning of the story are complex, and they...

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