Alice Walker Writing Styles in The Flowers

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Point of View

The Flowers is a very short story written in the third person. Due to the youth of the Myop, the reader is able to see the world through the innocent eyes of the child. Myop sees beauty all around her and it is only at the end where Myop becomes aware of death and the existence of evil.

Setting

The setting for this story is outside a sharecropper's cabin on a beautiful day. Myop takes a walk past the stream and into the woods. This story does not reveal in which year this is taking place-the reader may assume it occurs during the time of sharecroppers and lynchings.

Language and Meaning

Due to the perspective being that of a ten-year-old girl, the language used in this story is basic and simple, fitting the vocabulary and thoughts of a child.

Structure

The Flowers is Walker's shortest story...

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