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    Jamaica Kincaid

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    Professor March 19, 2018 Jamaica Kincaid. Jamaica Kincaid, writer with an important voice in literature, widely praised for her works of short fiction stories, novels, and essays in which she shows reality, expectations of society and problems between mother and daughter relationship. Based on her exceptional work as a writer, Kincaid has earned a reputable place in the literary world for her highly personal, stylistic, and honest writings. Her literature shows her personality by reflecting how she think, concern and describe herself in the way that her character growth up in the short story “Girl.” The story is a mirror of kincaid’s childhood. The relationship between Jamaica Kincaid and her character in “Girl”. The short story consists of a sentence of advice a mother to her daughter, only twice interrupted by the girl to defend herself. She intends the advice to both help her daughter and scold her at the same time. Kincaid uses semicolons to separate the admonishments and words of wisdom but often repeats herself, especially to warn her daughter against becoming a “slut.”…

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    Jamaica Kincaid

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    In Jamaica Kincaid's introductory paragraph she explores what her reality would be like as a tourist in her home country. As she describes this to the reader (who is the audience) she shows how terrible the tourist can be to the island and how different and unwanted the tourist often is. In this piece, the author expresses a critical tone towards tourists through the use of imagery, parallel sentence structure, and the connotation of her words. In the opening paragraph of this essay, the…

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    Jamaica Kincaid Girl

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    The Narration and Point of View of “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid A woman should stay at home and cook and clean, while the men do the real work. This blatant sexism can still be seen today in parts of the world and is conveyed throughout the short story, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid. It is evident very early in the story when the narrator is giving instructions and rules on how to be a “good girl.” These instructions vary from washing clothes the right way, to how to iron her father’s shirt. “Girl” is…

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    Jamaica Kincaid Girl

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    A Girl can be termed as a prose poem and Jamaica Kincaid wrote this prose poem. The New Yorker published it in the year 1978. The Girl was one of the initial pieces of work by Kincaid that got published. Kincaid belonged to Antigua, and this is why most of her writings revolve around Antiguan life. Kincaid was of African descent, and this is why most of her work comprised of class, race and gender issues. Knowing that Jamaica Kincaid background that she grew up in a poverty in Antigua giving…

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    Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

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    Useful Advice for a Daughter or No? You Decide. “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is a poem with a universal theme that speaks to the relationships between mothers and daughters. This poem reflects the author’s own childhood and the culture in which she was raised. The mother imparts advice and wisdom to her young daughter about growing up and becoming a woman. Although, the advice the mother gives to her daughter could be applicable, some may perceive it to be very generalized and judgemental. In the…

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    Jamaica Kincaid Girl

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    In the short story "Girl", by Jamaica Kincaid the main character is a mother, speaking to her daughter. The tone, mood, and tempo of the story suggests that the mother isn't having a nurturing conversation with her daughter, but nagging her instead. Throughout the story there is no plot and no point is made. While the mother is speaking, the daughter only responds twice. The first time she says "but I don't sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school", her mother disregards her…

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    Jamaica Kincaid Woman

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    Jamaica Kincaid expresses in her article Girl, by using her mother’s voice. She also separates her mother's demanding commands from her annoyed feelings toward her mother. The author's mother is giving her advice to help prepare her daughter for her future of taking care of her family and owning her own house one day. Kincaid explains that her mother makes sure that she knows how to do her household chores, and explains to her how to make catfish and herbal medicines. Her mother is suggesting…

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    Jamaica Kincaid

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    Jamaica Kincaid was originally Elaine Potter Richardson, an islander from Antigua. While living in Antigua, she received a British education and performed at the top of her class. She was the first of four children. Her relationship with her mother tumbled downhill once she began to birth her three sons. At age 16 she left Antigua, became an au pair, and went on to pursue her writing career while in college. Her family rejected her writing. It was then that she changed her name to Jamaica…

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    Significance in revealing the identity in “Girl” Born the oldest and only girl of her family Jamaica Kincaid felt like her mother turned away from her at a young age. The distant relationship between her mother and her spark the theme for Kincaid’s works. On June 26, 1978, Kincaid wrote what is to be one of her most iconic works till this day. “Girl” is a one-sentence short story. Influenced by Elizabeth Bishop poems. Writing Girl helps Jamaica Kincaid find her voice as a writer. “Girl” was…

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    In the prose poem carefully crafted by Jamaica Kincaid, throughout “Girl” the use of Kincaid’s childhood, history of Antigua, word choice, tone, and symbolism reveals the underlying life lessons for a traditional community from a wise mother to her young rebellious daughter. The daughter of Annie Richardson and Roderick Potter, Elaine Potter Richardson, later changed her name to Jamaica Kincaid, was born on May 25, 1949 in the town of St. John’s (Jamaica Kincaid Facts). The capital of a small…

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