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Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
"The Queen of Spades" is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator who occasionally appears to have a limited point of view, sometimes describing the other characters' thoughts and emotions yet often describing only the action in the story.
"The Queen of Spades" is written in the past tense.
"The Queen of Spades" refers to the story's climax, when the protagonist picks a queen instead of an ace. It also refers to the Countess, who provides the secret that lets the protagonist win at cards.
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