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The Shining uses a third-person narrator with omniscient perspective.
The Shining is written in the past tense.
The Shining's title refers to "shine," or psychic abilities. Dick Hallorann, the head cook at the Overlook Hotel, uses this term to describe intuition. Shine is the ability to read minds, communicate telepathically, or see past and future events. Dick says people have varying degrees of shine. Danny Torrance has an unusually strong "shine," which drives the novel's plot. The Overlook Hotel tries to inspire Danny's father to kill him so the hotel can absorb Danny's shine.
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