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    inanimate object the ability to walk. Compare an idea to an image. Exaggerate a concept. Each person has a different poetic style, and each poetic style uses different poetic techniques: personification, simile, hyperbole, imagery, or irony. Zora Neale Hurston reveals her unique poetic style through Their Eyes Were Watching God, the story of Janie Crawford and her journey to finding unconditional, true love. Her journey begins with an arranged marriage to Logan Killicks, a physically unappealing man

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    in the Writing of Zora Neale Hurston Sharpening Her Oyster Knife: I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it....No, I do not weep at the world -- I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. ___Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston kept busy sharpening

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    How it feels to be Colored Me – HEXAGON "How it Feels to Be Colored Me", by the brave Zora Neale Hurston, expresses the author's vanity in her individuality. Instead of writing an essay of discussing racial inequality, Hurston creates a moving story that displays how different she. Hurston entails her uniqueness with the very first sentence "I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only negro in the United States whose grandfather on

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    In “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston, tells the tale, in which author uses literary analysis and symbolism to empathize the character of Delia’s horrific journey coming to an end in a karmic fashion. Hurston’s parents were former slaves, however, slavery was long abolished during her time. Hurston gave importance to education for which she worked various jobs earned associate degree from Howard University in 1920 (Zora Neale). Hurston’s “Sweat” was influenced by her life in Harlem Renaissance. During

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    Be Colored Me In 1928 when Zora Neale Hurston wrote “How it Feels to Be Colored Me” it was not very common for a person to freely speak about how racial discrimination was not bothersome to African Americans and it certainly did not reflect the way most had felt towards racial discrimination. Hurston spoke of when she was growing up in Eatonville, Florida and how, “white people differed from colored to me only in that they rode through town and never lived there” (Hurston, par. 4). In this essay she

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    Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Paule Marshall Alice Walker, through her essay "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens", and Paule Marshall, in "Poets In The Kitchen", both write about the African-American women of the past and how these women have had an impact on their writing. Walker and Marshall write about an identity they have found with these women because of their exposure to the African culture. These women were searching for independence and freedom. Walker expresses independence as

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    Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is the story of Janie Mae Crawford’s struggle and journey to find her own voice. The novel is portrayed within an exceptional structure; the novel both commences and ends with two characters, Janie, Hurston’s protagonist, and Janie’s best friend, Pheoby Watson, lounging and talking on the porch of Janie’s house over the duration of one evening. The novel begins with Janie telling Phoeby about her life since she has left—and thus returned—to Eatonville

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    In Zora Neale Hurston’s, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie tries to find her purpose in the predominantly male society in the 1900’s. In order to find her place in the society, her Nanny makes her marry Logan Killicks, but the marriage fails so she ends up with Jody Starks. Jody expects Janie to be entirely obedient to him, and when they do not completely agree, Jody becomes violent. Although Janie’s abusive relationship with Jody ended horribly with his death, Janie learns valuable life lessons

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    Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou are arguably the most influential writers of the mid 20th century . Their work has inspired young African Americans to have more confidence in their own abilities. Their work has also been studied and taught countless times in many schools across the U.S. But the main reason why their work is considered classics in American literature; is because their work stands as testament to the treatment, and struggles of African Americans in the mid 20th century America

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    In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston which is set in the 1930’s explores the life of an African American women from the south, that trying to find herself. The protagonist of this novel is Janie Crawford. In the novel, Janie is going on a journey to find who she really is and to find spiritual enlightenment. To help shape Janie character in this novel Hurston is influence by the philosophical view from the Romanticism, and Realism movement in addition she is influence by

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