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Thank You, M’am By Langston Hughes. Presentable adj. respectable, fit to be seen, acceptable “You might run that comb through your hair so you will look.

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1 Thank You, M’am By Langston Hughes

2 Presentable adj. respectable, fit to be seen, acceptable “You might run that comb through your hair so you will look presentable.”

3 Barren Adj Unproductive, sterile, desolate, bleak, infertile, unfruitful, empty “…he couldn’t even say that as he turned at the foot of the barren stoop and looked up at the large woman in the door.”

4 Mistrust Verb distrust, doubt, suspect, be wary of, be afraid of “And he did not want to be mistrusted now.”

5 Suede Noun leather with a soft, fuzzy surface

6 Frail, adjective Adj Weak; fragile “He looked as if he were fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans.”

7 Conflict External Man vs. Man Roger steals Mrs. Jones’ purse Internal Man vs. Self Roger wants to run away but doesn’t want to disappoint Mrs. Jones

8 Harlem, New York New York City, 1990s Harlem Neighborhood in New York City, 1920s

9 Setting  Place  Harlem, New York  Dark walkway  Mrs. Jones’ small flat  One room: bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom  Time  Late at night  1950’s  Clues: Blue Suede shoes


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