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What is the point of view of the story "The Flowers" by Alice Walker?

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The point of view for most of Alice Walker's "The Flowers" is that of an omniscient narrator, but it becomes third person objective near the story's end. 

For most of the story, the narrator knows what Myob feels and thinks. In the exposition of the story, for instance, the narrator explains that as Myob skips from hen house to  the pigpen to the smokehouse, "It seemed to Myob that the days had never been as beautiful as these." Further, her experiences of the harvest are described, and later the omniscient narrator again describes Myob's feelings:

She felt light and good in the warm sun. She was ten and nothing existed for her but her song, the stick clutched in her dark brown hand, and the...

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