Lecture2_Eng50

Lecture2_Eng50 - Christie Hua 4/1/10 LECTURE 2 THE JAZZ AGE...

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Christie Hua 4/1/10 LECTURE 2 – THE JAZZ AGE I. Jazz Age a. Roaring 20s i. Ford company produced one car after another ii. New Negro renaissance II. The Negro speaks of rivers (Langston Hughes) a. “I’ve known rivers; b. I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins…” c. Key words: “speaks. ..”, (not talks or writes about), “know…”, (when you can visualize somebody’s face), III. “Talking book” … “everybody and everything despised me because I was black” a. slave tries to reads master’s book; book doesn’t speak to him IV. Mastery of the form (standard English, Ango-American literary tradition) V. Deformation of the mastery (afro-american dialect) a. Writing is different b. Full of accents c. Using the dialect helps keep alive your culture (the culture to which you belong) d. Ordinary readers will have to slow down their reading when reading your vernacular e. You achieve short-term efficacy and get your message out faster, but you
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course ENG 50 taught by Professor Chao during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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