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The events of "Barn Burning" are described by a third-person limited omniscient narrator. The narrator views events mostly through Sarty's eyes but also provides information Sarty does not know.
William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is written in the past tense.
While the title suggests fire and destruction, there isn't much literal burning in the story. Instead, the process of burning means different things to different characters. For Abner the ability to start the burning process yields a sense of power. For Sarty the act of burning yields fear, destruction, betrayal, and loss. Sarty's memories of childhood will burn for years to come.
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