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craft essay - The word count doesnt matter Whether it is...

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The word count doesn’t matter. Whether it is one page or one hundred the thing that makes a story great isn’t how long it is, but the literary elements that appear within in. This can be applied to Alice Walker’s story “The Flowers.” The story details a young naïve girl who finds the corpse of a lynching victim. Although this story is barely over a page long, the literary techniques used created an interesting story that put the reader into the moment. The way the story is written one feels as if they are looking over the shoulder of its main character, Myop. Not only that but the reader feels that they know a great deal about Myop despite the short amount of time we have to get to know her. This is because, although we do not know much about Myop, the great amount of detail Walker provides enough information for the reader to make their own inferences, making what could have been a flat character round. Alice Walker effectively uses the literary tools of detail, diction and character development to create a story that effectively projects the reader into the moment and allows them to take on the experience Myop is
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