Tone Analysis of the selected passage from Their Eyes Were Watching God
The somber and effusive tone of the selected passage from Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, is shown through its general diction and imagery. Hurston uses skillfully chosen words to enhance the imagery, and both devices contribute to the tone of this scene.
The somber and the effusive tone can be seen in this passage, which also happens to be
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breast and wept and thanked him wordlessly for giving her the chance for loving service.” Janie hugged him for the last time . Then, Hurston gives a closing to this section by saying “the grief of outer darkness descended.”
Hurston uses Tea Cake’s death scene to establish the tone of the passage. Therefore, Hurston uses the diction and imagery to produce the somber and effusive tone in this passage from Their Eyes Were Watching God.