Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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This guide highlights the text's most salient aspects to keep in mind before you begin teaching Their Eyes Were Watching God, a mainstay of English classrooms and Zora Neale Hurston’s most iconic work. Studying Their Eyes Were Watching God will expose students to the rhetorical power of literary devices like allusion, symbolism, and narrative voice. Students will also engage with worthwhile themes surrounding gender roles and the African American experience in the early 20th century.

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