Walker uses several literary devices to examine the themes in the story and to give a voice to the poor and the uneducated.
Point of View
''Everyday Use'' is told in first-person point of view. Mrs. Johnson, an uneducated woman, tells the story herself. The reader learns what she thinks about her two daughters, and her observations reveal her astute observations about life. This technique seeks to validate the experiences of an often oppressed group of people: lower-class, black women. By putting Mrs. Johnson at center stage, Walker confirms her value and importance...
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