What is the significance and meaning of the "Uhnnnh" sound that Maggie makes in "Everyday Use"?

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Maggie does this when she feels stressed or uncomfortable. She cannot express her true feelings because of her personality. She reacts the only way she can, through use of this verbalization. For Maggie, it is a coping mechanism.


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