Introduce the work and its author in opening sentence; profile the key characters, the general setting; time and place and the mood Walker creates.Close with an explanation of the comic...

Introduce the work and its author in opening sentence; profile the key characters, the general setting; time and place and the mood Walker creates.

  • Close with an explanation of the comic (favorable) or tragic (disheartening) nature of the story in terms of how Walker brings Myop's story to its close or resolution
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    Your instructor has provided for you a very clear outline of what he or she is looking for in your analysis of this short story. We here at enotes can't write the paper for you, but here are a few ideas to get you thinking.

    Profile of key character: The only character is Myop, a young African-American girl living in "a sharecroppers cabin."

    Setting: There are two or three settings that you could consider. The story opens at her cabin and the imagery of the crops being harvested. As she explores a little further from her home, it is described as a typical place in nature, but when...

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