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    Southern Idiom of Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston‚ scholar‚ novelists‚ folklorist‚ and anthropologist‚ was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Her writing career elaborated the rich black vernacular from her southern upbringing and also of her anthropology training from the prestigious Barnard College (Slawson 209). Hurston grew up in Eatonville‚ Florida. It was one of the first all-black towns to be formed after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863‚ and is thought to heavily influence

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    Wu Hongzu wrote a deeply detailed essay regarding symbolism found in the Zora Neale Hurston book; Their Eyes Were Watching God published in Theory and Practice in Language Studies (2014). This is a summary of those very ideas‚ using many of the same quotes he did in order to explain his points. This essay talks about the development of Janie; a female person of color‚ through specific symbols. They talked about the use of a pear tree‚ hair‚ and most importantly‚ the mule. It focused primarily on

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    	Zora Neale Hurston was an astounding Afro-American author who was recognized not for being the first Afro-American writer‚ but rather for her ability to bring forth her cultural language and imagery. If not for Zora’s pioneering effort as a female black writer‚ the world of modern literature would have never seen the cultural insights of the African American culture in such a candid way. 	Zora’s date of birth is said to be in January of 1891‚ however her actual date of birth is debated today

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    Between Cape jasmine bushes and chinaberry trees‚ Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood‚ was a warm sweet memory illustrated in an extract of Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. In this excerpt‚ diction and point of view jump from the page to give the reader a lucid and realistic view of life "down there" in the farm‚ sheltered from society to protect the plentiful love‚ food and company of the Hurston home‚ compared to "way up north" where "rare" apples are abundant and gardenias are sold for a dollar

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    Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance‚ best known for the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston began her undergraduate studies at Howard University but left after a few years‚ unable to support herself. She was later offered a scholarship to Barnard College where she received her B.A. in anthropology in 1927. While at Barnard‚ she conducted ethnographic research under her advisor‚ the noted anthropologist Franz Boas of Columbia

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    Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist‚ short story writer‚ folklorist‚ and anthropologist and lived through the time period of 1890-1937. Her most successful and famous book‚ Their Eyes Were Watching God was one that was influenced by her experience in anthropology‚ her inclusion of feminist ideas‚ and the perspective she have to her African American characters. Three examples in which she showed that these ideas were infused into her writing are the use of race and racism‚ rural Southern black

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    “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with many religious symbolism. Good versus evil plays a large role in the development of Delia and Skype Jones‚ as characters. The story is about Delia‚ an African American woman who is a washwoman for whites. Delia consistently looks to her religion for guidance and support as she endures the many hardships that she faces because‚ which are caused by her abusive husband and unfaithful husband‚ Sykes. Delia and Sykes Jones is a couple that have opposite

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    goal was to find the grave of a writer she greatly admired‚ Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston‚ a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance‚ died in poverty in 1960 (“HurstonZora Neale”). Walker found no grave or marker in Eatonville‚ Hurston’s hometown. Instead‚ she learned that her literary idol had been buried in an unmarked grave in a segregated cemetery in Fort Pierce‚ Florida. She commissioned a headstone for the site that hailed Hurston as a genius of the South‚ a novelist‚ a folklorist‚ and‚ finally

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    ZORA NEALE HURSTON In 1975‚ Ms. Magazine published Alice Walker’s essay‚ "In Search of Zora Neale Hurston" reviving interest in the author. Hurston’s four novels and two books of folklore resulted from extensive anthropological research and have proven invaluable sources on the oral cultures of African America.  Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced

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    John Smith Comp II Professor Cathey 7 October 2012 Symbolism Zora Neale Hurston’s story “Sweat” is filled with symbolism that includes depictions that are easily explained and some which require more thought. Hurston’s most recognizable symbol throughout the short story is the title‚ “Sweat.” She depicts Delia as having a strong work ethic and the hardship she experienced with making her relationship work. Another recognizable symbol would be the consistency of the rattlesnake. The rattlesnake

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    Zora Neale Hurston was born in Eatonville‚ Florida‚ a small town inhabited primarily by African-Americans. Her mother died shortly after her birth leaving Hurston in the care of her father‚ who quickly married a woman who sent little Hurston to school in Jacksonville‚ providing her with her first glance at racial segregation. Hurston left school due to financial difficulties and family problems which led her to stay with her mother’s friends. At age fourteen‚ she worked as a maid to earn money for

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    Feels to Be Colored Me" Zora Neale Hurston recalls her upbringing in an all black town‚ and her move to a mostly white town in the heart of racist Alabama. The author is exposed to racism and through the interaction school of symbolic interaction; she feels above the ignorance of society and negotiates her sense of self as a woman rather than as a colored person. The interaction school describes how the author has an active role in deciding who she is. When colored people Hurston knows are shaping his

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    The role of guilt in "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston In "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston‚ the main character Joe Kanty’s death is the tool used to shape the characters in her story. Following Joe’s murder‚ the characters experience different forms of guilt‚ representing Hurston’s belief that everyone in our world has a conscience. As the characters develop a guilty conscience‚ they realize just that. Bullies‚ cheaters‚ and murderers are all susceptible to the feelings of a guilty conscience as illustrated

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    Koestner Maggie Bergin American Literature 211H 1 May 2012 Zora Neale Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance From the beginning‚ Zora Neale Hurston was ahead of her time. She was born early in 1891 in Notasulga‚ Alabama. While she was being born her father was off about to make a decision that would be crucial to her in the development as a woman and as a writer; they moved in 1892 to Eatonville‚ Florida‚ an all-black town. In childhood‚ Hurston grew up uneducated and poor‚ but was immersed with black

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    The author Zora Neale Hurston illustrated many of her passages by painting a picture that would display a deeper and more beautiful meaning to each word. In each passage‚ she also made each painting flow better by choosing the right symbols to get her point across. In the first two paragraphs of the book Hurston uses her gift in expression to convey the contrasting ways dreams and ambitions are achieved by both a man and a woman. The use of word choice and imagery in the paragraphs are used to depict

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    English 311 Fall I 2010 “Sweat” Sweat is a short complex story by‚ Zora Neale Hurston. The story is about an African American woman named Delia and her abusive husband Sykes. The relationship between Delia and Sykes is very dysfunctional. There are many signs to the way Sykes abuses her mentally and physically . In the story is shows how a woman is mistreated and torn down but still has a backbone at the end. Delia is a hard-working woman who is very obedient and faithful to her husband

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    The short story “Sweat‚” by Zora Neale Hurston‚ seems to exemplify the epitome of a bad marriage. Hurston uses foreshadowing and irony to demonstrate the disintegrated relationship between the abusive husband and the diligent wife. Throughout the story‚ it becomes obvious that the husband does not oblige by the motto‚ “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Hurston’s use of irony and foreshadowing helps reveal the fact that “the good will prevail” and Sykes will finally get what he

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    “Drenched in Light” In the short story “Drenched in Light” by Zora Neale Hurston‚ the author appeals to a broad audience by disguising ethnology and an underlying theme of gender‚ race‚ and oppression with an ambiguous tale of a young black girl and the appreciation she receives from white people. Often writing to a double audience‚ Hurston had a keen ability to appeal to white and black readers in a clever way. “[Hurston] knew her white folks well and performed her minstrel shows tongue in cheek”

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    The Harlem Renaissance was a time during the roaring twenties when african american arts‚ and music became extremely popular in the country and was centralized in New York‚ Harlem. Zora Neale Hurston was a notable writer during this period‚ creating works that included the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God and the essay “How It Feels to Be Colored Me.”Hurston’s style both adheres to and departs from Harlem Renaissance values because of her usages of dialect that was apart of the new african american

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    How It Feels to Be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960) 1 I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother’s side was not an Indian chief. 2 I remember the very day that I became colored. Up to my thirteenth year I lived in the little Negro town of Eatonville‚ Florida. It is exclusively a colored town. The only white people I knew passed through the town

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