Zora Neale Hurston's Analysis on Ebonics

Title

Zora Neale Hurston's Analysis on Ebonics

Description

This is a short sample of Zora Neale Hurston's analysis and research on African American, language and culture. Much of the analysis that she made was based off of her research on African American folklore and travelling the south. In the this particular sample, Hurston gives examples of how metaphors and verbs in Ebonics. Later in this section, Hurston gives the important aspects of folklore like God and the Devil. These analysis can be applied to Hurston's short story in Fire!! where uses many of the examples she provided in her research.

Source

Hurston, Zora Neale. "Background to Story: Characteristics of Negro Expression." "Sweat." Ed. Thomas L. Erskine and Connie L. Richards. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. 55-72. Print.

Date

1920s

Contributor

Gabriella Green

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/18882/archive/files/ccb30de60d669d2f1ffe745bf53702ee.pdf

Collection

Citation

“Zora Neale Hurston's Analysis on Ebonics ,” Three Decades of NYC, accessed May 27, 2022, http://www.loyolanotredamelib.org/en203/items/show/156.