Read and annotate the handouts “A Brief Biography” and “Jim Crow”– take notes on significant information from the handouts
Novel published in 1937, during the Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance: 1920s-1930s, cultural movement in NYC– African American racial pride expressed through art, music, and literature ◦ Notable artists include: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, W.E.B DuBois, Harlem Globetrotters, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, etc
Bildungsroman= coming-of-age novel Setting= early 20 th 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 Crawford ◦ Jody Starks ◦ Tea Cake ◦ Logan Killicks ◦ Pheoby Watson
Definition: A narrative structure in which a story is enclosed in another story, a tale within a tale
The horizon The porch Janie’s hair/headrags Mule(s) The gate The pear tree The hurricane
Definition: 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?