In this case colloquial diction is used by the narrator or in other words slang. the writer gives the narrator a voice when slang is used to tell the story in her own way. The use of colorful language specialized and phrases brings more of a realistic outlook to the story.
The narrator uses her own language and style to format it as well. Some examples given are “dasher” and “churn top.” Since this story takes place back then mama makes up her own language. For instance, “crabber” was used to primarily describe the sour milk in the churn (74). The writing style of Walker seems to be conversational, for example Mrs. Johnson speaks to the readers directly. “You’ve no doubt seen those tv shows where the child was “made” is confronted,” (70). The writer uses this style to bring the readers in more while reading the