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    Ones upbringing greatly affects their levels of both individuality and independence later in life. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora illustrates the importance of relationships throughout ones’ life. Through two very different relationships with two very different people, Janie’s self can be determined. When learning about individuality, it is a bare essential to look at their background. Janie’s and my individuality and independence are influenced by both our surroundings

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    Renee Stout’s “Tales of the Conjure Woman,” currently on exhibition at Spelman College’s Cosby Hall, puts on display the culturally mysterious nature of African folklore. In the exhibition, Stout presents with utter brilliance the depth of the culture through her artistic manifestation of ceremonial traditions, magical hoodoo, and spell-related practices. In her works, Stout uses a unique personification, an alter ego of sorts, named Fatima Mayfield, to explore the African folkloric world of which

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    Langston Hughes “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. -Langston Hughes” Hughes was an amazing man in his lifetime. He taught us all the true potential of African Americans and the skill that they possess. “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode” - Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His parents got divorced when he was

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    My Walk with Nature

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    My Walk with Nature In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie noticed while living in the Everglades that some of the Indians started leaving the town and heading east. She also noticed that the animals started to scatter as well. Janie asked one of the Indians why they were leaving and he said that there was a hurricane approaching. The park ranger that guided us on the slough slog informed the class that this is a fact. The animals as well as the sawgrass know when hurricanes

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    The Poetry of Langston Hughes

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    The  Poetry of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born at the turn of the century in America.  Hughes spent a rootless childhood moving from place to place with his mother who was separated from his father.  During one year in high school, Hughes spent time with his father in Mexico, a light-skinned man who found an escape from racism in ranching.  With aid from his father, Hughes attended Columbia University, but soon became disgusted with university life and immersed himself in his first

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    "So, instead of turning away as she felt inclined, she walked on indifferently." This is a distinct example of the character's consciousness and the "inner voice" that Toomer fails to bring out, Larson succeeds in producing it. Response: #4 Zora Hurston's celebration of Blues creativity and her rendering process is shown in a sort of Q&A session or better known as call and response, as can be seen in the quotations under. "What killed this man?" The chorus answered, "Bare, Bare fat"

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    Growing up and being raised by his grandmother, Langston Hughes drew from her wisdom and life struggles. His mother had moved from place to place as she tried to raise her son and maybe could not support him with the little money she may have received. His father had left after one year of marriage to his mother. His mother allowed her mother to raise him and help provide for his needs. In the poem, “Mother to Son”, this conversation may have occurred on one of her visits. He may have been at a low

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    "Much of the creative work of the period was guided by the ideal of the Negro which signified a range of ethical ideals that often emphasize and intensified a higher sense of group and social cohesiveness... The writers ... literally expected liberation .... from their work and were perhaps the first group of Afro- American writers to believe that art could radically transform the artist and attitudes of other human beings". - Dictionary of Literacy Biography Alain Leroy Locke

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    In reviewing two of Langston Hughes’ poems, Ballad of the Landlord and Ruby Brown, the literary theory that would be most appropriate to use in analyze these poems would be historical. Historical criticism by definition studies the historical factors that influence the writer. Whether it is social, cultural, economic or etc., historical references can be used to understand and analyze works of literature. This particular style of evaluating works of literature also focuses on the time period as

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    Prompt 2 The New Negro movement represented a new age of advocacy among Black Americans unwilling to submit to the racism of a post-Reconstruction America. They had already had their pleas for reform denied with the Compromise (or Betrayal) of 1876, while the first World War revealed critical discrepancies between the idealist views of America and the realities of the nation for Black people. Even as Black Americans left the South, either to escape racist policies or simply to find a job, they fell

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