1. How does the author choose to open the book?
The author opens the book with a poem by Langston Hughes, a poet, novelist and columnist best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s and 1930s.
2. Describe the topic of the Opening Poem.
The Opening Poem addresses the possible things that can happen when a dream is deferred.
3. What literary elements does the author use throughout the book?
The author uses poetry and song lyrics in appropriate places throughout her book to punctuate the story line.
4. What is the reason the author uses these literary elements throughout the book?
The author uses the literary elements in the book as a vehicle to help the reader understand what she is trying to convey about the various women.
5. Who is the author of this book?
Gloria Naylor is the author of this book, which was published in 1982.
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