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Overview

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Author

Alice Walker

Year Published

1973

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The events of "Everyday Use" are narrated in the first person by Mrs. Johnson, also called Mama. She offers a homespun, straightforward, sometimes humorous and sometimes painfully honest evaluation of the people and events of the story.

Tense

Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" is narrated in the present tense.

About the Title

The title "Everyday Use" refers to how people treat items that are part of their cultural heritage: as they were meant to be used or as preserved works of art. How they view these parts of their lives says something important about how they view themselves.

Summary

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