How It Feels to Be Colored Me Questions and Answers
by Zora Neale Hurston

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How does Hurston characterize herself as a little girl?  

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Zora Neale Hurston reveals herself as an extroverted child in the beginning of this essay .  She tells a story about when white travelers would pass through her small town of Eatonville, Florida, significant for the fact that is was "exclusively a colored town."  As the travelers would pass little Zora, she would be sitting on the front porch, or more daringly, the gate-post, which she describes as her stage, "Proscenium box for a born first-nighter."  There, she would wave to the curious onlookers, speaking to them, and if they spoke back, she would "'go a...

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