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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Characters & Character Analysis

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lady in blue

The lady in blue in "now i love somebody more than" says she is racially mixed (her daddy thought he was puerto rican), she speaks a little Spanish, and she loves to dance "mamba bomba merengue." She ran away at age sixteen to meet willie colon at a dance marathon, and when he didn't show up, she realized she loved him more than music. The lady in blue also relates the poem "abortion cycle #1" which portrays a young woman undergoing the brutality of abortion alone because "nobody knew." Her third piece, "i used to live in the world," describes the claustrophobia-inducing prison space of "six blocks" of Harlem, where apretty girl risks being raped. Partway through the poem the lady in blue becomes a stalking man following the lady in orange. Finally she narrates "sorry," a poem that expresses feeling fed up with men's meaningless apologies...

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