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by Zora Neale Hurston

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How did Tea Cake get his nickname?

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"Tea Cake" is the nickname of Vergible Woods, a vagabond who becomes the third husband of Janie Starks in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God . His nickname is an inversion of his real name in more than one sense, suggesting feminine society (in which he becomes markedly successful) as opposed to the natural,...

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