Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

Introduction This study guide Song of Solomon by& Morrison, Toni,New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to jump from section to section using the links below or the links …

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Song of Solomon : Biography

One of America’s leading novelists, Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, the second of four children born to George Wofford (a shipyard welder), and Ramah Willis Wofford. Morrison’s academic ability showed early. When she was in the first grade she was the only black child in the …

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Song of Solomon : Theme

Self-KnowledgeMilkman Dead, cut off from his roots and scattered family members, is on a quest for self-knowledge. This quest to know who one is in oneself, ones own unique value, apart from social conditioning, family upbringing, gender, or race is a constant theme in modern literature, though it is as old as the Odyssey, the …

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Song of Solomon : Metaphor

Mutilation and Disfigurement The story is filled with images and metaphors of violence, of mutilation and disfigurement. The constant violence against African-Americans through lynching and bombing and shotguns forms the background, but even in the foreground, Milkman is self-conscious because one of his legs is shorter than the other, making it hard for him to …

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