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Allegory, Drama, Dystopian
The story "In the Penal Colony" is narrated from an omniscient third-person point of view.
The story "In the Penal Colony" is written in the past tense.
A penal colony—a place where prisoners are sent to live—is the setting of the story. The title "In the Penal Colony" places the reader within the action. The colony, with its controls, punishment, and hierarchy, is a symbol for society.
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