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Cane Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 21 "Storm Ending" Summary

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Chapter 21 "Storm Ending" Summary

The poem "Storm Ending" talks of the thunder, wind, rain and sudden sunshine at the end of a storm. The first half of "Storm Ending" describes thunder using various aspects of a flower. The second half of the poem describes rain clouds that are pierced by sunshine and "bleeding rain."

Chapter 21 "Storm Ending" Analysis

"Storm Ending" is another example of Toomer's use of nature imagery to create a powerful scene. The narrator paints a picture of a loud and imposing storm using the unlikely descriptor of a flower. The thunder "blossoms gorgeously" and the clouds are "full-lipped flowers." The rain is described in terms of both blood and honey, dripping from the sky. Overall, the scene links both beauty and destruction with the very powerful...

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