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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the end of Poem Eighteen, what suggestion does the narrator make to the person with whom she is speaking with?
2. Which character narrates Poem Eleven?
3. What is Poem Ten about?
4. In Poem Fourteen, what does the narrator say she lacks in order to look for love?
5. Which character narrates Poem Seventeen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although the majority of the characters in the playare African American, the narrator does choose to include a character of African and Latin American roots in poem three. Why do you think the author included this character? How does she change the dynamics of the play? What is significant about this character? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
At the end of the play, the lady in brown's final words are, "This is for colored girls who have considered suicide/but are movin to the ends of their own rainbow." What does this statement mean? What do colored girls have to do in order to move "to the ends of their own rainbow"? What is required of them? Please use specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Poem nineteen, "A Nite with Beau Wille Brown," is a longer narrative than many of the other poems in the play. Why do you think Shange chose to make this poem a longer narrative than the others in the play? How else does this poem differ from the others in the play? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
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