This study guide will help you analyze the text “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Everyday Use”
Author: Alice Walker
Published in: In Love and Trouble
Date of Publication: 1973
Genre: Short story
Alice Walker (b. 1944) is an African-American poet, novelist, short story writer, and activist. She received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple (1982).
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