This study guide will help you analyze the text “Say Yes” by Tobias Wolff. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
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Title: “Say Yes”
Author: Tobias Wolff
Date of Publication: 1985
Genre: Short Story
Tobias Wolff (b. 1945) is an American author of short stories, novels and memoires. He is most known for two memories in which he accounts parts of his life, “This Boy’s Life” (1989) and “In Pharaoh’s Army” (1994). He has often been associated with the movement called dirty realism to which authors like Raymond Craver belong, but Wolff rejected this label.
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