Their Eyes Were Watching God

Discuss the writer's technique of alternating between narration and local dialogue. Find one interesting example of figurative language in the narration and explain its meaning.


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Although the narrator is 3rd person omniscient, she gives greater insight into both Jamie and Pheoby. Chapters two to twenty are actually Janie telling Phoeby her story via flashback. During quotations the narrator falls into figurative language to better capture the character.