Girl | Study Guide

Jamaica Kincaid

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Overview

Author

Jamaica Kincaid

Year Published

1978

Type

Short Story

Genre

Historical Fiction, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

"Girl" is told in the second person as a monologue by a mother speaking to her daughter.

Tense

"Girl" is narrated in the present tense.

About the Title

Although she is never mentioned by name, a young girl is the recipient of her mother's instructions in "Girl."

Summary

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