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1 Flowers- response What is the turning point and how does it change a young girls life in this story?

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4 Read Alice Walker's short story The Flowers. Answer the following questions with a decent sized paragraph paying attention to your subject. Remember: Title Author Reference to Question Plot Summary

5 1. Title - Author -Plot Summary - Briefly outline Walker's short story The Flowers and what happens to the main character. 2. Discuss three examples where Walker uses IMAGERY to give the reader a specific feeling or image in their mind.

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7 3. Why is the story written in the 3rd Person? Would it have a different feel if it was written in the 1st person? Explain your answer using an example from the text. 4. What is Walker alluding to (suggesting) with the use of the skeleton, the rope and the "ring?" 5. Describe how Walker builds up to the climax of her story, and how by the time the reader gets to the end, her main character is forever changed.

8 "3,724 people were lynched in the United States from 1889 through to 1930. Over four-fifths of these were Negroes, less than one-sixth of whom were accused of rape. Practically all of the lynchers were native whites. The fact that a number of the victims were tortured, mutilated, dragged, or burned suggests the presence of sadistic tendencies among the lynchers. Of the tens of thousands of lynchers and onlookers, only 49 were indicted and only 4 have been sentenced."

9 Now that you have looked at some of the literary elements in Walker's short story - come up with your own original opinion. Your quick viewpoint should include the subject (the author), some of the literary elements and something you can argue with examples from the text. What is Walker trying to say?


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