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Author: James Baldwin
Year Published: 1953
Perspective and Narrator:
Go Tell It on the Mountain features a third-person omniscient narrator, with the narrative focus changing from section to section.
Go Tell It on the Mountain is written in past tense.
About the Title:
Go Tell It on the Mountain takes its title from a traditional Christian hymn of the same name. John Wesley Work is credited with providing the first formal arrangement of the hymn in 1907, but its origins as a black spiritual trace to the mid-19th century. The chorus of the hymn announces the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrates the freedom that birth represents. The hymn's theme of profound change and spirituality reflects the profound change and spiritual conversion of the protagonist, John Grimes.
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