Hurston and Hughes: Analyzing Topics and Themes (Part 2 of 2)

Resource ID#: 167823 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 25 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Their Eyes Were Watching God, poets, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, English, Language Arts, ELA, poetry, poem, Freedom's Plow, themes, determining a theme, Black writers, African American writers, American literature
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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Learn about two significant writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes. In this two-part tutorial series, you'll read excerpts of texts from each author. In Part One, you'll practice identifying topics and determining themes using Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. In Part Two, you'll read Hughes' poem "Freedom's Plow" to compare and contrast the authors' treatment of a similar topic and theme.

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