Language

Style of language

The short story “I See You Never” by Ray Bradbury is written in a neutral style. 

The narration does not use abbreviations, slang, or contractions, for instance: “The policemen did not touch him.” However, the vocabulary is not very advanced, using common words and phrases. 

A large part of the narrative consists of descriptions of past events. They are presented using a nostalgic tone, which highlights their emotional significance for the character. For instance: “he had ridden the streetcars – all night some nights – smelling the electricity, his dark eyes moving over the advertisements, feeling the wheels rumble under him, watching the little sleeping houses and big hotels slip by”. This passage presents Mr. Ramirez’s memories in a favorable, nostalgic light. The surro...

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