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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance

samarra ning

on 24 May 2010

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Transcript of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Writers Musicians & Performers Harlem Zora Neale Hurston
and the Harlem Renaissance Zora Neale Hurston Langston Huhes Countee Cullen WEB DuBois "Yet I do marvel at this curious thing:
To make a poet black, and bid him sing."
--Countee Cullen
Moms Mabley Joesephine Baker Cab Callaway Duke Ellington Bessie Smith Ella Fitzgerald Dizzy Gillespie Claude McCay "Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly."
--Zora Neale Hurston I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I am dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.
--Langston Hughes
Billie Holiday Themes Finding one's voice -- identity Power of language vs silence Use of power for conquest Search for love Motifs Community vs individual Race & racism Nature & animal imagery Symbols Pear tree Hair Hurricane Horizon Narrative Structure Frame narrative circular
3rd person omniscient
Formal English vs free indirect discourse
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