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The introduction of My Ántonia is written from the first-person perspective of an unnamed female narrator, perhaps a version of the author. The subsequent novel is narrated in the style of a memoir by first-person narrator Jim Burden.
Both the introduction and the text of My Ántonia are written in the past tense.
Narrator Jim Burden chooses the title My Ántonia for his written recollections of his childhood friend, Ántonia Shimerda, later Cuzak. Although the pair become separated by distance and circumstance, Jim feels a lasting connection with Ántonia. Her memory and friendship will always be his.
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