Using Structure to Develop the Story in How to Make an American Quilt and The Color Purple

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This 9 page paper describes the way in which two authors use structure to develop the ideas in their books. The works under consideration are Walker's The Color Purple and Otto's How to Make an American Quilt. The writer argues that Walker uses the epistolary style to develop her theme, while Otto sets her book within the pages of a "how to" book on quilting. There are 7 sources listed in the bibliography.