C L A S S # 2 5
Seeing thin models affects / effects young
girls' self image.
The effect / affect on a young girl may
Seeing thin models affects (influences) young girls' self image.
The effect (result) on a young girl may be self-hate.
• Effect is usually a noun that means a result or the
power to produce a result: “The sound of the falling
rain had a calming effect, nearly putting me to
• Note that effect can also be a verb meaning to bring about
or execute: “The speaker's somber tone effected a
dampening in the general mood of the audience.”
(produced a result by dampening the mood)
• Affect is usually a verb that means to have an
influence on: “His loud humming was affecting my
ability to concentrate.”
• Easily Confused or Misused Words | Infoplease.com
POET OF THE DAY?
• I would define
poetry as the
• - Edgar Allen Poe
• Zora Neale Hurston
• “The Eatonville
• “How it Feels to Be
Colored Me” 538-
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
A CONTI NUA TI ON OF THE HA RLEM RENA I SSA NCE
DI SCUSSI ON
FOLKLORE AND TRADITION
After graduating from Barnard College in New York City,
Hurston returned to Eatonville to study her townspeople.
As an anthropologist, she treasured the myths, legends,
and folklore that combined to create the unique
African-American culture. Hurston's cultural pride and
anthropological interests fused in her fiction. She
recorded the voice of her native townspeople in an
authentic manner, effectively capturing the mood,
speech patterns, attitudes, and customs of Eatonville.
Today, one of the most noted features of Hurston's fiction
is her use of the African-American dialect in the speech
of her characters.
DISCUSS THE ANSWERS TO THE HOMEWORK
CONSIDER HOW “HOW IT FEELS TO BE COLORED ME”
RESISTS TRENDS AND MOVEMENTS OF THE TIMES.
How does the piece resist trends and
movements of the times?
1. Community is a consistent theme in the works of Zora
Neale Hurston and the primary bond among the smaller
stories contained in "The Eatonville Anthology." How
does the image of a front porch act as a symbol of the
social concept of community? Cite specific incidents
from the story that prove this connection.
"THE EATONVILLE ANTHOLOGY"
"THE EATONVILLE ANTHOLOGY"
• How does the narrator's viewpoint direct the
reader's understanding and approval of the
citizens presented in "The Eatonville
Anthology"? Discuss specific examples.
“How Does it Feel to be Colored me?”
“HOW IT FEELS TO BE COLORED ME?”
• Originally published in the May 1928 edition of The
World Tomorrow, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”
was a contentious essay that obviously did not fit
with the ideologies of racial segregation, nor did it
completely mesh with the flowering of black pride
associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
• How does the piece resist trends and movements of
• Post # 25
• QHQ: African American
• Briefly consider one of
our previous texts
through the lens of