Unformatted text preview: emotions, a prominent one is guilt. Parker is capable of making the reader feel guilty for the possessions that he or she has. For example, she uses the phrase "You say in your clean clothes coming from your clean house, . ..". This causes the reader to feel guilty for having the opportunity to be clean when we all know that she doesn't have the same. She calls hot water a "luxury"(Parker 237). To those living in poverty hot water is a luxury. The unimpoverished take it for granted and never before considered it anything other than a basic possession. When the reader hears that someone else calls it a luxury that they cannot afford, he or she can't help but feel guilty for having it as a basic possession....
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- Spring '11
- Jo Goodwin Parker, connotative language