This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Sweetness” by Toni Morrison. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Sweetness” (2015)
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Short story
Toni Morrison (b. 1931) is an award-wining African-American writer. She is also a professor at Princeton University. Her best-known novels are Beloved, Song of Solomon, and The Bluest Eye. Morrison has received both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature. The short story “Sweetness” was published in the American magazine The New Yorker.
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