Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs
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How is Ransom Riggs’s distinct writing style displayed in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?

Ransom Riggs’s distinct writing style is displayed inMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children through his use of bold words and penchant for making lists. Riggs’s somewhat dramatic style is evident in the first paragraph when he uses words like “terrible,” and “forever.” Riggs’s use of lists crops up when he recounts the adventures of Jacob’s grandpa and enumerates the family members Abe lost during World War II.

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One trait that might makes Riggs’s writing style distinct is his immediate embrace of rather sensational, hyperbolic language. In the first paragraph of the novel, you should have come across words like “extraordinary,” “terrible,” and “forever.” You might claim Riggs’s dramatic flair gets the reader excited for the uncanny adventures that follow. Although, you might also claim that Riggs’s distinct inclination for...

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