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The Gentle Lena

A notable characteristic of Gertrude Stein's writing style is her use of repetition. Through repetition, she attempts to show how her characters think, their mental repetitions, pauses, and restatements as they struggle to define their vague and shifting ideas. In the first paragraphs of the story, Lena is repeatedly described as patient, gentle, and German. Does the repetition help the reader to understand the limits of Lena's mind more clearly? Or is it like a cliché, appealing to the automatic reactions of unthinking readers? How do I Justify my reasoning.

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My interpretation suggests that a notable characteristic of Gertrude Stein's writing style is her use of repetition. Thus, I totally agree that through her repetition, Stein attempts to show how her characters think. I also believe that Stein exposes their mental repetitions, pauses, and restatements as they struggle to define their vague and shifting ideas in this text.

Further, I also feel that in the first paragraphs of the story, Lena is ...

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The Gentle Lena is the focal text.

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