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Tone Shifts in Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl"

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Girl, Jamaica Kincaid

Kincaid, Jamaica. "Girl." N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. The New Yorker. 19 June 1978. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

Starting with the last lines of the story (”you mean…bread"), the tone shifts from

A

pernicious to pompous.

B

blithe to cantankerous.

C

patronizing to foolhardy.

D

livid to reverent.

E

poignant to candid.