Analysis Of To Dah-Duh In Memoriam

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To Da-Duh in Memoriam is about an adult’s life story (the narrator) as she looks back on a childhood memory from the year 1937. The recollection of this memory focuses on the trip she took as a nine year old girl to meet her grandmother, named Da-Duh, for the first time. She travels from Brooklyn, New York to Bridgetown, Barbados and is accompanied by her mother and her sister. The visit makes a great impact on Dah-Duh and the girl (the narrator) as they develop a loving, yet competitive, relationship. There is a competitive edge to their conversations because they each try to outdo each other on the virtues of where they each call home. Every time Da-Duh would show the girl something, she would ask if they had anything similar in New York

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