After immersing myself with these works of Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Alice Walker I cannot help but see the similarity in our linguistic style. The poor rural communities that produced their writings bear resemblance to the makeup of rural Ireland; on both sides of the pond we display a strict sense of tight-knit xenophobic culture. In regard to these authors I admire how they incorporate their native land in the writing without sounding like a product of the environment. By this I mean that the South plays a role in the stories but these authors are able to not only present Southern values but expand and question them. Another point where Southern and Irish styles converge is in the attention to detail. I especially liked O’Connor’s visual approach to her writing which influences the detail she incorporates in her scenery. This is also seen in Welty’s work, I particularly love the vivid scenery in “A Worn Path.” On one final note I think both our cultures pay close attention to tradition. As I traveled beyond Ireland throughout Europe I never failed to recognize the importance in the Joyce family name. I see this same trait in Walker’s “Everyday Use” where she forces her reader to examine the significance of tradition and the culture it breeds. With so many similarities I cannot help but feel a close connection with these women of the South.