Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Poem One Abstract
* Seven African American ladies, each in a dress of a different color, run onstage, take up a position of distress, and freeze.
* The lady in brown speaks of the voices of African American women as being ghostly, unheard amidst screams, whispers, and promises. In intense poetic imagery, she calls to the other ladies...
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