Lob's Girl | Study Guide

Joan Aiken

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Overview

Author

Joan Aiken

Year Published

1984

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"Lob's Girl" is told from the omniscient third-person perspective. The narrator is an unnamed individual who relates the events of the story from multiple characters' viewpoints.

Tense

"Lob's Girl" is written in the immediate past tense.

About the Title

Lob is referred to as "Sandy's dog" multiple times in order to emphasize the close relationship between Lob and his owner. The title "Lob's Girl" shows this relationship from Lob's perspective. He is Sandy's dog, and Sandy is Lob's girl.

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