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Describe how Hurston goes about her project of collecting the stories of folklore and hoodoo. To what lengths does she go in order to collect these stories? Could the stories have been presented some other way? Would they have been as effective?

The first part of the book is devoted to folklore and the second part to hoodoo. Compare the two parts. What are the similarities? The differences? How does the tone of the two parts differ? Is this appropriate? Support your answers.

Describe three of the folklore stories told to Hurston. Describe the setting in which she hears them. Compare the three stories. Who are the main characters of each? Are the stories at all believable?

Folklore and legends are present in every culture. Are folklore stories and legends important to a culture? Why or why not? Compare the folklore and legends related...

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