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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What themes are the poems in Sequence Four built around?
2. Who does the main character in Poem Eighteen speak with in the poem?
3. What does Beau do differently in his last attempt to win the main character back in Poem Nineteen?
4. Which character narrates Poem Fourteen?
5. In Poem Sixteen, what does the narrator want to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Shange writes about the African American woman's struggle to find her own identity in the United States. Based on the play, how do African American women discover their identity? What journey do they have to take in order to gain their identity? Is their identity already there and they just have to "rediscover" it? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Sisterhood is another theme in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. How does the playwright use the play to celebrate the sisterhood that exists between African American women? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
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