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Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston. About the Author. Read and annotate the handouts “A Brief Biography” and “Jim Crow”– take notes on significant information from the handouts. Historical Background. Novel published in 1937, during the Harlem Renaissance - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston

Read and annotate the handouts A Brief Biography and Jim Crow take notes on significant information from the handouts

About the Author

Novel published in 1937, during the Harlem RenaissanceHarlem Renaissance: 1920s-1930s, cultural movement in NYC African American racial pride expressed through art, music, and literatureNotable artists include: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, W.E.B DuBois, Harlem Globetrotters, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, etcHistorical Background

Bildungsroman= coming-of-age novel

Setting= early 20th century, rural Florida

Major Premise: Janie, an African American woman in the early 1900s, learns who she is as a person as she faces various obstacles (relationships, society, nature, etc)

Significant Characters:Janie CrawfordJody StarksTea CakeLogan KillicksPheoby Watson

Novel: Key FactsDefinition: A narrative structure in which a story is enclosed in another story, a tale within a taleFrame StoryThe horizonThe porchJanies hair/headragsMule(s)The gateThe pear treeThe hurricaneSymbolsDefinition: A way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain social group or of the inhabitants of a certain geographical area

Activity: Using the section you read for today, record 5 passages (with page #s!) written in dialect in your notes. Underneath each passage, translate the dialogue into standard English.Why would an author choose to use dialect in her writing?Dialect


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