Break It Down: Apex Hides the Hurt

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“Break It Down” is a HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, an excerpt from Apex Hides The Hurt, a novel written by Colson Whitehead, was analyzed. The excerpt comes from Chapter 2. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments Apex Hides the Hurt analysis– Chapter 2 At first he kept […]

Break It Down: Go Tell It on the Mountain

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“Break It Down” is a HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, an excerpt from Go Tell It on the Mountain, a novel written by James Baldwin, was analyzed by Kenton Rambsy. The excerpt comes from Chapter 1. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments Go Tell It on the Mountain […]

Break It Down: Invisible Man

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“Break It Down” is a HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, an excerpt from Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Ellison, was analyzed by Kenton Rambsy. The excerpt comes from epilogue. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments Invisible Man analysis– Epilogue: So why do I write, torturing myself […]

Break It Down: Song of Solomon

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“Break It Down” is a HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, an excerpt from Song of Solomon, a novel written by Toni Morrison, was analyzed by blog contributor Kenton Rambsy. The excerpt comes from Chapter 1. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments Song of Solomon Analysis–Chapter 1: One of […]

Break It Down: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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“Break It Down” is a new HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, Blog Contributor Alysha Griffin has analyzed an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel written by Zora Neale Hurston. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments “Naw, Ah ain’t no young gal no mo’ but den […]

Break It Down: Strange Fruit

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“Break It Down” is a new HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, Blog Contributor Goyland Williams has analyzed Strange Fruit, a song written by Abel Meeropol and performed by jazz singer Billie Holiday. *Hold cursor over underlined text to display comments Southern trees bear strange fruit Billie Holiday, similar to many […]

Break It Down: Ask Your Mama–Excerpt from “Horn of Plenty”

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“Break It Down” is an HBW Literary Blog initiative that strives to offer critical interpretations of song lyrics, excerpts from novels, and poems. This week, Blog Contributor Alysha Griffin has analyzed an excerpt from Langston Hughes’s Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. She continues her conversation from yesterday as she looks at an excerpt from “Horn of Plenty.”                                                                                                          “Hesitation                                                                                                          Blues” 8 bars. I MOVED […]