The girl was raised this way as well as a southern In fact the speaker says I

The girl was raised this way as well as a southern in

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The girl was raised this way as well, as a southern. In fact, the speaker says, “I wanted to tell her how my stomach burned acidic holes at the thought of speaking in class, speaking in an accent, speaking out of turn, how I was tearing, splitting myself apart with the slow-simmering guilt of being happy despite it all.” She is afraid to speak up in her classes for fear that her classmates will point out her southern
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O’Brian 2 accent and make fun of her. Despite all of these differences and new anxieties, she is enjoying her new college life. The conversational tone indicates that she is not as close to her grandmother as she was prior to going to college. The speaker makes it known that the relationship between them may not be good. It hasn’t always been that way though. At one point, they had a close relationship with each other. The tone sounds like it’s coming off in a regretful way. According to this statement, “We didn’t speak until the sun overcame the feathered tips of the cornfield,” they sat most of the day without even speaking a word to one another. The speaker makes it obvious that
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