Her Sweet Jerome is narrated in the third person from Jerome's wife's point of view. In this way the reader is shown the very strong opinions held by Jerome's wife concerning how she views herself and education, and how (despite Jerome's physical and emotional abuse) she views "her sweet" Jerome.
Walker separates this short story into three sections. The three sections serve to break up the narration of the story and move the plot along while still retaining the reader's interest.
Her Sweet Jerome