Alice Walker Writing Styles in The Child Who Favored Daughter

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Point of View

In The Child Who Favored Daughter, Walker uses third-person narration to tell the story. The point of view changes in this story several times. In the beginning of the story it gives the young daughter's perspective and then changes to the father's perspective. However, for the majority of the story, the father's point of view is portrayed.

Setting

The setting for this story is somewhere in the South at the father's home. The beginning of the story tells of the daughter walking down the lane to her house after a school bus has dropped her off. Her father is waiting for her on the porch. She encounters flowers on her walk home. The action takes place at the front porch or in the shed.

Language and Meaning

In The Child Who Favored Daughter, Walker surrounds the daughter with various blooming flowers and has the father look...

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