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Unformatted text preview: Rachel Rosenberg October 14th , 2009 Dr. Hadley WRA 140 Sources Paper Voice and Imagery In every powerful women’s writing there needs to be a voice, an attitude, hiding behind the words that express so much about the women who wrote them. Voice is the way that your words “sound” on the page. Often, you'll hear what you don't see, so i believe that having a strong voice in a reading creates pictures in the readers mind. Zora Neale Hurston and Paula Gunn Allen created images in my mind in the readings that i chose to compare. In "How it Feels to be Colored Me", Zora writes of when she first dis- covered the differences between black and white people. Her feelings throughout the piece are consistent; she keeps a cool, calm and collected voice and even throws a few humorous lines into the writing. "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. it merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company! It’s beyond me." (Mercury 151) The humorous lines that Zora inserts throughout the entire writing helps me shape an image of her in my mind and helps me develop her piece further. Be- sides the humor, Zora makes a point to show how she is not ashamed to be colored; and throughout the piece she keeps the collected, nonchalant attitude...
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