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ASU - ENG 354 - ENG 354 Study Guide 2 - Study Guide

School: Arizona State University
Department: OTHER
Course: Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Professor: Myles
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Name: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Description: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Uploaded: 03/15/2018
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background image Jiapei Li ENG 354 Study Guide 2 Shange, for colored girls:  For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf is a piece of   work   written   by   Ntozake   Shange.   It   is   written   in   an   unusual   style   that   is   called   a choreopoem. This style is very effective when done by a skilled poet such as Shange. She uses a combination of rhyming lyrics and a play like format to captivate the reader. The subject matter of her work is very powerful as well. The entire collection revolves around how   black   women   are   oppressed   and   their   courage   throughout   many   trials.   Using   the combination of a unique style and riveting content Ntozake Shange sends a message of hope and pride to her fellow black women in her work For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf. First of all, Shange writes in the form a choreopoem. A choreopoem is a piece of work that is written as a poem but is intended to be acted out on stage sort of like an opera. Kincaid, Annie John: The narrator, Annie John, is currently ten years old. She is spending her summer holiday outside of town since her father, who is a carpenter, is putting a new roof on their house in the city. In the country, the narrator has little to do except play with their pig and watch their ducks, since she likes to eat their eggs. She can also see a nearby cemetery, but at first does not know what it is. One day her mother explains that the bunch of people are there because someone died and based upon their behavior, it may have been a child. Annie is surprised. She has never known that children died. She is afraid of the dead because they come back and
background image haunt you. But after her discussion with her mother, she is also fascinated and often stands on the road each day waiting for a funeral procession to pass. When she moves back to town, Annie remains obsessed with death. A girl that she knows, Nalda, gets a fever and dies suddenly in the car on the way to the doctor. Nalda's mother is too distressed to deal with the body, so Annie's mother cleans up the child and dresses her for the coffin. Annie views her mother's hands suspiciously for a while after the Nalda incident, because she knows that her mother's hands touched a dead person. Annie brags about Nalda's death to the other kids at school and they all start telling stories about people they heard of who had died.

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School: Arizona State University
Department: OTHER
Course: Af/Am Lit: Harlem Renais-Pres
Professor: Myles
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Name: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Description: ENG 354 Study Guide 2
Uploaded: 03/15/2018
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