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Please analyze Flush by Virginia Woolf. This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Your literary analysis may touch on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) discussions of the author’s style, the use of symbols or motifs, or the broader historical or literary context in which the work was written.

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Flush is a very unique novel in both its writing style and thematic influence. Written partially from the perspective of a dog, one might assume it would take on the same vein as many pieces of children’s literature, but it is actually used as a typical piece of Romantic literature to explore relationships and economic struggles.

The writing style of the work resembles that of a bildungsroman for the titular dog, Flush, as the puppy grows up throughout the story and learns valuable lessons—maturing and connecting with various characters along the way. It is reminiscent of Dickensian stories about children maturing and becoming adults, but at the...

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