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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which field worker in "Blood-Burning Mood" is in love with Louisa?
2. At what point does the woman's soul leave her in "Calling Jesus"?
3. In "Her Lips are Copper Wire," what does Toomer use as a larger description theme?
4. What does the beehive represent?
5. "Prayer" deals with the thematic tug and pull between what two issues?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The redemptive nature of Christianity is a major theme in "Cane". How do we see redemption being played out in both the stories and poems of "Cane"? From what and how are characters redeemed? Is the God that Toomer presents a vengeful or forgiving God?
Essay Topic 2
Much of "Cane" deals with race relations and the Black/white divide, but there are also many examples of segmentation within the Black community. Where do we see this happening in the book? Which characters experience being singled out or discriminated upon because of their skin tone? Who is doing this to them? How are their experiences similar/different?
Essay Topic 3
In sections one and two of "Cane," we see a significant shift from viewing the experience of the rural African American to the urban African American. Compare and contrast the experience for rural and urban African Americans as depicted in "Cane".
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