Literary Elements in “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan

Discuss literary elements in the short story “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan.

All literary elements are chosen by the author, much like materials are chosen by someone building a house, and the narrative point of view and audience is also the calculated choice they make. Pretend you are Amy Tan, the author. Select two literary elements of your choice (narrative point of view, tone and mood, setting and character) and explain what you are up to in your work.