Zora Neale Hurston She was criticized in the African American community for celebrating the life of black people in the United States rather than confronting the white community for its discrimination.
Literary Term Autobiography (p. 837) – A written account of a person’s own life.
Previewing the Vocabulary hail v.: greet. brazenness n.: boldness. caper n.: foolish prank. exalted v.: lifted up. realm n.: kingdom. avarice n.: greed. tread n.: step; walk. from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary
Previewing the Vocabulary profoundly adv.: deeply. resolved v.: made a decision; determined. conceive v.: think; imagine. from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary
Vocabulary Activity Select the correct meaning of each underlined word. 1.Hurston’s brazenness sometimes got her into trouble. a. foolishness b. rudeness c. boldness d. greed 2.She entered the realm of literature at an early age. a. walk b. decision c. idea d. kingdom 3.She was profoundly moved by the character of Hercules. a. strangely b. foolishly c. deeply d. emotionally 4.She also felt exalted by the story of Persephone. a. uplifted b. puzzled c. bothered d. determined from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary [End of Section]
Idiomatic expressions Paraphrase the following idioms : 1. “left me cold” 2. “if we cut one caper” 3. “just popped in” 4. “I got on my mark” 5. “go a piece of the way” 6. “I’m going to catch it” 7. “lick the calf”
Idiomatic Expressions 1. “left me cold” – did not interest me 2. “if we cut one caper” – if we played any pranks 3. “just popped in” – arrived with no warning 4. “I got on my mark” – I got ready 5. “go a piece of the way” – travel partway 6. “I’m going to catch it” – I will be punished 7. “lick the calf” – wash oneself
from Dust Tracks on a Road 1. Why is Zora’s grandmother afraid for her granddaughter? 2. Describe the visitors to the school. 3. What is the most lasting effect of the visitors on Zora? What evidence in the text leads you to your conclusion? 4. Does the author’s use of regional dialect enrich or take away from the story?
Activity P. 844 Questions 1-7 P. 845, 846 Grammar Link Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Practice 1-5