Kingsolver relies on her familiarity with Southern dialect to reinforce the realism and lyricism evi

Kingsolver relies on her familiarity with Southern dialect to reinforce the realism and lyricism evi

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Unformatted text preview: Kingsolver relies on her familiarity with Southern dialect to reinforce the realism and lyricism evident in her writing style. As a realist, she imitates what is real. The Southern dialect spoken by Taylor and Lou Ann is the dialect that Kingsolver remembers speaking while growing up in rural Kentucky. It is a dialect full of imagery that awakens the senses. Years after leaving Kentucky and her native dialect behind, Kingsolver utilized the poetic and unique features of that dialect to give her characters substance and personality. A dialect is a spoken version of a language. Dialects develop when people are separated or isolated from one another due to natural geographic barriers, such as mountain ranges, or social barriers, such as class. Prior to the development of motorized travel, which allows people to move about more easily, and mass communication technology, including telephones, communication among regional...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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