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or idea. .Motif •A recurring subject. theme.
Confinement Race and Racism Community .Important Motifs • • • • • • Nature Gender roles Marriage Freedom vs.
Common Symbols • Pear Tree • Hurricane • Janie‟s Hair • The Bee and The Mule .
Metaphor • Showing how two things that are usually not alike are similar in one important way. .
2) .Metaphor • "De woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see“ (Ch.
2) . She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation“ (Ch.Metaphor • “…the inaudible voice of it all came to her. the thousand sistercalyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight.
Simile • The comparison of two dissimilar nouns. usually using “like” or “as”. .
only much darker than that. Packed tight like a case of celery. 19) .Simile • “Then she saw all of the colored people standing in the back of the courtroom.” (Ch.
and short like Stew Beef vibrating the drum head near the edge with his fingers. sharp.” (Ch. Everything in the world had a strong rattle. 18) .Simile • “Sometime that night the winds came back.
Personification • Giving human qualities to non-human things .
Personification • “It woke up old Okechobee and the monster began to roll in in his bed. 18) .” • “A big burst of thunder and lightning that trampled over the roof of the house.” (Ch.
waiting for the messenger to bid him come. Stands watchful and motionless all day with his sword drawn back. What need has Death for a cover.Personification • “So Janie began to think of Death. Been standing there before there was a where or a when or a then. and what winds can blow against him? He stands in his high house that overlooks the world.” (Ch. Death. 8) . The great one who lived in the straight house like a platform without sides to it. that strange being with the huge square toes who lived way in the West. and without a roof.
Allusion •An implied or indirect reference .
” (Ch. Dat‟s de day dat every secret is s‟posed to be made known. Sam say most of „em goes to church so they‟ll be sure to rise in Judgment. 1) . They wants to be there and hear it all.Allusion • “Yeah.
7) . The thing that Saul‟s daughter had done to David.” (Ch. which was terrible.Allusion • “Janie had robbed him of his illusion of irresistible maleness that all men cherish.
let it shine.Allusion • “And when Ah touch de match tuh dat lamp-wick let de light penetrate inside of yuh. and let it shine. 5) .” (Ch. let it shine.