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Motif: Personifying God

English motif project
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Fiona East

on 1 December 2010

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Transcript of Motif: Personifying God

What do you idolize? Personifying God Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston = r Diction Connotation Religious
idol
divine
gods
deity
worship
altar
temple
heaven
seraph
faith

Positive
homage
wisdom
paradise

Negative
suffering
fear
blood
forsake
desecrators
howling
defilement Repetition Page 145


"It was inevitable"

"All gods"

"Built altars"

Caucasian Characteristics
Straight Hair

Prefix in-
inevitable
inconsitency
indiscriminate Idolize
1.to regard with blind adoration, devotion, etc.
2.to worship as a god.

Seraph:
a celestial being mentioned in the Bible

Desecrators:
someone who violates a sacred object by performing sacrilegious actions Syntax Paragraph 1
,
There is NO COMMA

Paragraph 2
The comma has returned and an exclamation point has revealed itself along with italics.

Paragraph 3
Everything is back to normal. Grand Finale

Paragraph 1
"Real gods require blood"


Paragraph 2
"Oh, for an army, terrible with banners " Paragraph 1
Somewhat choppy

Paragraphs 2 and 3
Stretched and fluid Punctuation Placement Length and swords! Imagery Visual Imagery Metaphor "a heaven of straighthaired, thin-lipped, high-nose boned white seraphs." "Her god" Tone Paragraph 1 Powerful
Harsh
Straightforward
Paragraphs 2 and 3 Gods
Admiring
Worshipful

Demons
Hostile
Fearful
Sardonic Macrocosm Whether it is a person's self, another human, or a materialistic object, society has the readiness to put sanctity in them. Other Examples Who?
The Townspeople
Himself

"bow-down command"
"Our beloved Mayor"

Realization
Janie

"make yo'self out God Almighty"
Joe Starks Tea Cake Who?
Janie

"He was a glance from God." Hurricane Who?
Tea Cake
Janie
Motorboat
and friends

"Six eyes were questioning
" God. Human Condition Present Day Comparisons Humans
Celebrities
Politicians
Leaders
Other:






Objects
Computers
Television
Internet
Games
Other: Book World Microcosm History 'Freedom' To the black comunity, church was essential for survival. They had various "invisible churches" and developed their own culture of worshipping. It was lively, loud, and very different from what their white owners were used to. Church provided hope that they one day might be free and be with God in heaven. After the Civil War slaves were officially freed. They started more churches, and kept their lively worships. Again, they used religion for hope. This time, it was hope of equality and true freedom. During the Slave Era Diction
Syntax
Imagery
Tone Personifyng God Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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