Can you identify 5 literary terms for "Girl"?
Five literary terms and their relationship to the story are:
Narrative point of view: The story is told from the perspective of a mother addressing her daughter. There are only two lines in the story in which the daughter's voice is heard.
Colloquialism: In the middle of the story, the mother tells the daughter that she must not sing "benna" on Sundays or talk to "wharf-rat" boys. Both are local terms that are used among the cultural group presented in the story.
Rhetorical question: At the end of the story, the mother questions the type of woman that her daughter will become. The question, however, is phrased in such a way as to warrant a particular answer--compliance with the mother's rules of etiquette.
Imperative statements: The story is primarily written using imperative statements to develop the tone of criticism and demand on the part of the mother.
Tone: Linked to the above, the tone of the story is one of criticism and demand as the mother attempts to teach her daughter the lessons she believes are necessary.