What literary technique is used in "To Da-duh in Memoriam"?

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Well, of course any work of literature is going to employ a vast arsenal of literary techniques as part of its presentation, and this great short story is no exception. However, if you wanted to focus on one, I would have to pick the way the author contrasts the two different worlds of Da-duh and her granddaughter, and the subtle conflict that ensues. The story charts a series of conversations between the narrator and her grandmother where both try to assert the supremacy of their own territory over the territory of the other. For Da-duh, who has never left Barbados, her daughter shares marvels of American city life that she cannot even begin to imagine or understand.

The climax in this conflict...

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