A Way of Talking Questions and Answers

A Way of Talking

There are several themes in "A Way of Talking," but one of the most blatant is the theme of racial and cultural pride in the wake of colonialism. The theme, while very common among works of this...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020, 6:45 pm (UTC)

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A Way of Talking

One of the most dominant themes in "A Way of Talking" is the condemnation of racial insensitivity and prejudice that exists amongst human beings. In this setting, the racial disharmony exists...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013, 1:08 pm (UTC)

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A Way of Talking

The term "literary devices" is quite broad and can be divided into two categories: literary elements and literary techniques. Let's talk about both types of literary devices so that you can have...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2015, 5:42 pm (UTC)

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A Way of Talking

Two of the main literary devices that Patricia Grace uses are metaphor and diction. By combining them, she creates a strong theme that runs throughout the story. She uses “talk” as an extended...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019, 5:51 pm (UTC)

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A Way of Talking

Grace grew up Maori and so the majority of her stories reflect her background in some form or other. "A Way of Talking" reflects what she sees as the importance of Maori to gain their own...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2008, 5:05 am (UTC)

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A Way of Talking

Intersectionality is pertinent to the narrator of "A Way of Talking" by Patricia Grace because she is a woman of color, and so her experiences are both influenced by how people view her as a Maori...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2020, 7:50 pm (UTC)

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