Here's the full text of the poem (or story), Girl by Jamaica Kincaid.

This incredible authors name is Jamaica Kincaid who has written many wonderful books but one in particular is My Brother it is not a novel but a memoir.

Kincaid, Jamaica. . San Francisco: San Francisco Examiner, 1991. Print.
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In conclusion, we find that the author has utilized symbolism in the short story, girl. Symbolism in the story takes the form of concrete objects, actions, characters and figures of speech to take on abstract ideas. Concrete objects such as Annie’s trunk are used by the author to represent universal meanings such as Annie’s self. The act of clothing oneself is taken to represent the moral standards of a person especially for the womenfolk in the narrative. The most challenging symbol used in the narrative is the Benna. This is because one requires background knowledge to be acquainted with why the Benna was highly constrained from being used in the church.


Reading Response : “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid | …

In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, Kincaid lists multiple stereotypical roles of the “typical” women in her short text.
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Potter’s routine life, Jamaica Kincaid portrays “the sun…in its usual place, up above and in the middle of the sky…” (Kincaid 1.3) but she chose a very different setting for Mr.