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Anthem is an epistolary novella (written in diary form). The main character Equality 7-2521 writes in first person plural "we" for most of the novella because the word "I" is banned from use. It is only in Chapter 11 that he begins using the word "I."
Anthem is written in the present tense.
The title word Anthem refers to Equality 7-2521's manifesto of the supreme rights of the individual ego and an ode to the superiority of the word "I" and the evil of the collective word "we."
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