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Anne Frank

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Perspective and Narrator

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank's diary, is told in the first person (when Anne writes about herself), the second person (when she addresses her diary as "Kitty"), and the third person (when she discusses other people, and sometimes when she speaks about herself to the diary).


The Diary of a Young Girl is written in both past and present tenses.

About the Title

Because Anne Frank's diary was written as a diary before her death, she didn't give it the title The Diary of a Young Girl. An editor did that for her. Anne did record a desire to write about her experiences after the war, and she suggested the title The Secret Annex. The two titles provide a notable contrast: one focuses on the writer and the other on the setting.


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