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"The Man Who Was Almost a Man" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator. It includes dialogue and commentary that reveals not only the main character's thoughts and feelings but those of other characters as well.
"The Man Who Was Almost a Man" is written in the past tense.
In the first paragraph of "The Man Who Was Almost a Man," the main character, Dave Saunders, thinks, "Ahm [I'm] seventeen. Almost a man." Dave strives desperately to be treated as an adult. His struggle is impeded by his social status as a poor African American farm laborer, as well by as his family relationships, and race.
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