Paper 2- Element of Genre.pdf

Last but not least the depth in a storyline which i

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Last but not least, the depth in a storyline which I would say is the biggest difference between the two genres. Novels have the ability to go deeper with characters, storylines, and point of views. Both novels and short stories can have the same amount of meaning but the details are how novels separate itself from short stories. This shows us, the readers, that how much and how fast gender roles are placed upon women. Because of how short and simple the passage is, but leaves a very important surface meaning of gender roles. The differences between a novel versus short stories are finished. So, we can move onto the analyzation of the punctuation and sentence structure. Since how the sentences are structured, it looks like a mother is giving direction to their daughter on how to act and to do things. Sometimes they are positive and sometimes they are
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Daniels, 4 well . . . not so positive. The story gets the reader with some normal information than drops some negative feelings, like the word “slut”, out of nowhere: “this is how to sew on a button; this is how to make a button-hole for the button you have just sewed on; this is how to hem a dress when you see the hem coming down and so to prevent yourself from looking like the slut I know you are so bent on becoming”(Kincaid 333). It feels like the narrator of the story is just giving basic, positive information and directions until they drop the negative word “slut” out of nowhere. Next, I will analyze the punctuation or the lack of. Kincaid has many run-on sentences for a reason. It helps with the repetition of the story that I stated before in my analysis. Periods would just get in the way of the repetition used throughout the story and shows how punctuation makes a huge difference throughout the story and its meaning. This shows, again, how normal gender roles are to women and how it controls their life. Last but not least, Kincaid’s sentence structure and word choice make it look like a kind of a prose poem. This is because of the rhythm and language the writer use. “Girl” looks just like a prose poem but with run-on sentences. Again, this element of the poems shows how natural the gender roles that women are implanted upon them at a very young age. Revealing one more reason why gender roles have heavily affected Kincaid’s life and “Girl”. After stating how the
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  • Spring '16
  • Stacy Bosley
  • Short story, Jamaica Kincaid

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