Discussion Question of “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

  • When and how does the author use dialogue tags?
  • Find an example in the story where the adage “Dialogue is what people do to each other” rings true.
  • Point out two to three places where gesture or word choice help the reader understand how something is said.
  • How does the vantage point (or point of view) shape the narrative? (Give specific examples from the text.)
  • Does the author use an equal balance of scene and summary? Which scenes would you have preferred to be summarized, and which would you prefer to have written as scenes?

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