Their Eyes Were Watching God Questions and Answers
by Zora Neale Hurston

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What 5 literary devices are used in chapter 5 of Their Eyes Were Watching God?

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There are numerous literary devices used throughout Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. In chapter 5, Janie marries her second husband, Joe Starks, but learns that this relationship still isn’t going to bring her the happiness she’s looking for.

The symbolism of Janie’s hair is relevant to this chapter. From the beginning of the book, Janie’s hair has represented her power, strength, and individuality. The men around town are quick to notice her beautiful hair. They comment on it saying, “‘Taint nothin’ to her ‘ceptin’ dat long hair” (38). However, Joe doesn’t like her having any of these qualities or the attention it receives from...

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