zora neale hurston
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DESCRIPTIONZora Neale Hurston. By Kemani Harriott. Biography. Born around 1901 in Eatonville Florida Attended Morgan State University, Howard University and Barnard College Zora was an anthropologist. Her short story “John Redding Goes to Sea” was Published on the Howard University Stylus - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Zora Neale HurstonBy Kemani HarriottBiographyBorn around 1901 in Eatonville FloridaAttended Morgan State University, Howard University and Barnard CollegeZora was an anthropologist.Her short story John Redding Goes to Sea was Published on the Howard University Stylus Her works Spunk and Drenched in Light won second prize for the OpportunityShe died in 1960
How it feels to be colored meThemeThe poem is about how Zora felt as a colored person. When she was a child it didnt bother her that she was colored and she didnt see why it should. Growing up she realized the world had its own way of seeing society and who fit where, but to Zora, everyone has these wonderful qualities and characteristics that are hidden by the color of our skin. How It Feels To Be Colored MeToneThe mood of the poem is sarcastic and humorous. Zora starts off her essay a little gloomy but as you continue reading she writes about her life with humor and doesnt make the topic as serious as others do . She jokingly talks about herself and her life. I get a feeling of happiness and freedom because I think Zora is a free spirit that went beyond her limits.How It feels to be colored meTechnique-The form of this piece is an expository essay.
-The language she uses in the essay is more distinct and colorful compared to the standard English.
-Some of the Literary devices she used in her essay were Imagery, similes, and metaphors.Harlem Renaissance Zora became a figure of outspokenness in the Harlem Renaissance. She was an inspiration for the younger generation ; She gave them an opportunity to break free from their insecurities and self-consciousness about who they were and what they looked like.