By Mary McDonald-Rissanen
Women from either rural and concrete areas of the Island recorded their lives in a style that allowed them to play with the conventions of the language they knew. For busy farm better halves, their quotidian language, syntax, and selection of subject look basic, while for the city elite like Margaret grey Lord and Wanda Wyatt, the erudition in their diaries indicates a extra leisured life. Mary McDonald-Rissanen argues that the preliminary reception of the textual content - its actual visual appeal, handwriting, gaps, and flood of phrases - presents attention-grabbing insights for realizing the conditions of Prince Edward Island girls from instances previous. Intertextual readings of the diaries along different cultural artifacts comparable to work, histories, people tales, and songs decorate the idiosyncratic diary discourse.
Diaries enabled ladies to jot down their voices, create a subjective id, and redefine their position on the planet. within the period of the Wave exposes lives lived and recorded in a different second and position by no means faraway from the rhythm of the sea.
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