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Allegory, Historical Fiction, Tragedy
The narrator of "Désirée's Baby" is a third-person omniscient narrator. This narrator withholds information to show how Désirée discovers the "truth" of her child's racial difference and to allow for an exploration of the racist practices that separate the fates of free and enslaved people.
"Désirée's Baby" is narrated in the past tense.
The title "Désirée's Baby" refers to a baby born to a woman named Désirée.
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