for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange
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Describe the relationship between movement and arrest or stasis in this choreopoem.

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What is the feminist ideology that informs this poem? How has feminist ideology changed since Shange wrote this play?

Who is the intended audience of for colored girls...?

Why does Shange spell words as she does? What is the role of language in the black female identity as she defines it? What factors contribute to or frustrate this identity?

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