For each story, please address one or more of the following questions in your response. Remember to keep these brief–about a paragraph or so in length.
1) What’s the emotion most at play in Dybek’s story? How does he achieve that effect? (Hint: take a look at the very beginning and the very end of the story.)
2) Take a look at the long paragraph that begins on the bottom of page 182 and continues about halfway down page 183. How does the style of this paragraph (language, rhythm, punctuation) relate to its subject matter? What’s the effect on you as a reader?
3) “Girl” is a dialogue between two characters. Who are they, and where is the evidence in the story to back up your claim?
4) Why do you think Kincaid chose the structure she did?